|Clear Creek Monastery, Tulsa, Oklahoma|
Source: Monastery website
I've been alerted to the fact that he will be saying a Solemn High Mass in Brisbane this Sunday, so if you have a chance to get there, do go!
A rapidly expanding Congregation...
Clear Creek is a foundation of Fontgombault Abbey in France, a member of the Solesmes Congregation of Benedictines, and by most measures by far the most successful of the traditionalist monasteries.
Refounded in 1948 with 22 monks, it is easily the largest of any of the Solesmes Congregation monasteries, with over a hundred monks. And it has also made four foundations in recent years: Randol (1971), Triors (1984), Gaussan (1994), and Clear Creek, US, (1999).
Clear Creek itself is largely the inspiration of Dr John Senior - a large group of his students joined Fontgombault Abbey, and members of this group subsequently formed the core of the new foundation. Clear Creek itself is now up to 41 monks. There is also an associated group of Benedictine sisters.
Brisbane: Abbot Phillip will be the celebrant at a Solemn (EF) Mass the 10am (EF) on Sunday April
21, at St Joseph's, Kangaroo Pt.
Melbourne: ANZAC Day, Solemn Requiem, 10.30am St Aloysius.
If there are any other events planned, do let me know and I'll add them to the list...
And please do pray for more Australian vocations to them, and consider supporting their fundraising campaign in aid of the completion of their monastery buildings!