October 11, 2013
Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
We thank all the faithful , friends and benefactors of the monastery for your prayers and invaluable help. As a result , the birth of this new monastery is a reality. October 7, 2013 , the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary , Our Lady of Victories in Lepanto , will usher in the monastery which has been founded to preserve the faith in its integrity , and to keep alive the ancient monastic traditions that our holy father Benedict bequeathed to his monks , especially through his Holy Rule .
We will keep you informed of the progress of the Monastery by the news media .
We are finishing installing our Library. We will continue to complete the building of the basement in order to enable its 3 rooms so as to have the guest quarters ready, library, laundry, and office. We will also work to shape our faculty which is already closed, temporarily for now in our minds, to external access. The silence is being preserved faithfully inside and outside the monastery.
We also ask God to grant us the grace to start soon to build the second floor with the your help to be able to accommodate more than 10 monks who will intercede for you.
We ask you to participate in the apostolate called "put your candle in the Monastery before the relics of St. Benedict." We invite you to give us a weekly votive candle for St. Benedict and we shall pray for your intentions in the community for a week.
The monks began with much fervor and generosity monastic life is this your new Monastery of San José . Pray much for our perseverance, which shall be yours, as the monks are praying and doing penance every day for you and your families and loved ones .
I send the holy blessing.
In the chaste heart of our Father Saint Joseph
Father Rafael OSB
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