Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beloved Monk Passes Away

Bro. Matthew Manning 1935-2014
Locally well known and likable Bro Matthew passed away from heart failure on the morning of Thursday August 21, 2014.  Last spring he suffered a heart attack and struggle to regain his health. After a couple of stays in the hospital he settled into a care center in Elkhorn in July.  

Bro Matthew was best know as Mount Michael's jovial postmaster who was always ready to tell a story or two to any listener.  At the end of July Mount Michael closed its post office as Brother was no longer able to fulfill his duties.

Besides postal duties, in his earlier days Bro Matthew maintained Mount Michael's cars, worked in grounds maintenance, and provided transportation services for boarding students.

The Wake Service at the DJ Sokol chapel at Mount Michael will be Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. The funeral mass will be at Mount Michael on Monday at 10:00 am, with burial following at the abbey cemetery.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Calm Before the Storm

After two days of in-service meetings Mount Michael’s faculty and staff took time out for a morning of prayer and reflection.  This year’s retreat was given by Jessi Kary from the Pro Sanctity Center.  Much of the reflection and sharing was centered on Mark 4:35-41 which is the story of Jesus sleeping in the boat as a storm rages.  Upon waking Jesus calms the storm and reminds his disciples to have faith and not to fear.

The faculty and staff came away with a sense of calm before the storm that every start of school presents.  The sense of community and our presence to help one another enables us to represent Christ to our students and one another in all things, our successes and failures it all works out. More Photos

Monday, August 11, 2014

Opening of School Picnic and Mass

The Mount Michael Benedictine School community gathered for the annual family picnic and Mass.  The students had an opportunity in the afternoon to move in their belongings in preparation for the start of classes on Thursday August 14th.   After Dinner the freshmen parents and students met separately with school personal for orientation to the new school year. The picnic had approximately 800 attendees and the school enrollment will be 246.   Everyone is looking forward to a great year. More Photos

Friday, August 1, 2014

Turkey & Greece Tour with Abbot Michael

June 9-21, 2015
Abbot Michael Liebl, O.S.B
Mount Michael Benedictine Abbey