“It was a huge challenge to trust that the pendulum will swing back and that the Holy Spirit is working in the Church through all of it. The Holy Spirit doesn’t seem to be a linear thinker or actor.” – Abbot John Klassen, OSB, funeral homily for Fr. Kevin Seasoltz, OSBRead more
Worshiping with the monks of Saint John’s Abbey is a transformative experience for many of us.Read more
Santa Fe Ne Mexican, LATime, NYTimes, Tablet, Cleveland Plain Dealer, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, Ed Foley.. and Abbot John Klassen.Read more
We thirst for clearer vision, to know the good, to see through the evil and harm that is ever present.
Guests are to be distrusted. At night they are to be locked into their room lest they roam about the monastery in order to steal.Read more
Different ideas about liturgical inculturation sometimes take a lot of chewing before they can be digested together.Read more
Looking to jump-start your Lent this year? How about some lectio divina (“sacred reading”), the Benedictine manner of prayerful reading of Scripture? The abbot of Saint John’s Abbey, Abbot John Klassen OSB, talks about it here in his usual friendly and approachable manner.Read more