“Prayer, by reason of its nature, is the converse and union of man with God, and by reasons of its actions,
upholds the world,and brings about reconciliation with God.”

~St. John Climacus, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS TOO: PRAY FOR UKRAINE.

Is there a stronger statement for the power of prayer than, "upholds the world?"  Some will accuse St. John of gross exaggeration but not the monk. 
Prayer brings joy to the monk's heart, peace to his soul, humbles him and makes him yearn for God.  We take our role in intercessory prayer very seriously
and welcome your petitions, large and small.  Please use either our Guestbook below or the more private form on the Contact page, and we will offer your
intentions during our Noon and Vespers offices where, given our numbers, Christ is always in our midst.

Thank you and may God bless you.  Glory to Jesus Christ!
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  • Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish
    Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish Mt. Tabor, California
    Abbot Higgins, Abbot Emeritus Joseph , Fr. Michael, Monks, Please live in True Charity by Hating Sin and please remember with intensity Mrs. Laura V. devout True Catholic wife, mother of five, surgery Thursday. And husband for endurance...trusting Truth/truth...nothing else! Nothing. Thank you, Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish

    Abbot Higgins, Abbot Emeritus Joseph , Fr. Michael, Monks,

    Please live in True Charity by Hating Sin and please remember with intensity Mrs. Laura V. devout True Catholic wife, mother of five, surgery Thursday. And husband for endurance...trusting Truth/truth...nothing else! Nothing.

    Thank you,
    Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish

  • Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish
    Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish Mt. Tabor, California
    Abbot Higgins, Abbot Emeritus Joseph , Fr. Michael, Monks, Please live in True Charity by Hating Sin and please remember with intensity Mrs. Laura V. devout True Catholic wife, mother of five, surgery Thursday. And husband for endurance...trusting Truth/truth...nothing else! Nothing. Thank you, Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish

    Abbot Higgins, Abbot Emeritus Joseph , Fr. Michael, Monks,

    Please live in True Charity by Hating Sin and please remember with intensity Mrs. Laura V. devout True Catholic wife, mother of five, surgery Thursday. And husband for endurance...trusting Truth/truth...nothing else! Nothing.

    Thank you,
    Mr. Mrs. Edward Kish

  • Amy
    Amy Sacramento
    Blessed repose and Eternal Memory, Kyle Anthony, sweet soul.

    Blessed repose and Eternal Memory, Kyle Anthony, sweet soul.

  • Julie Gruenke
    Julie Gruenke Boise, Idaho
    Dear Brothers: My cousin, Mike Basel, suffered a severe stroke Saturday night and has two aneurysms in his brain. His prognosis is poor and he’s a young guy, but we know our God is a God of miracles. Our family humbly asks for your prayers of intercession. TY and God Bless You. 💟☦️

    Dear Brothers: My cousin, Mike Basel, suffered a severe stroke Saturday night and has two aneurysms in his brain. His prognosis is poor and he’s a young guy, but we know our God is a God of miracles. Our family humbly asks for your prayers of intercession. TY and God Bless You. 💟☦️

  • Amy
    Amy California
    Please, your prayers for Jeff and his wife Kseniya: she was diagnosed with a 13 cm tumor last week, and goes to see an oncologist on Thursday.

    Please, your prayers for Jeff and his wife Kseniya: she was diagnosed with a 13 cm tumor last week, and goes to see an oncologist on Thursday.

  • A Friend
    A Friend Canada
    Dear Brothers, Prayers of thanksgiving for your faithful intercession. Please continue to pray for comfort, hope, relief and healing for all being ground down by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please pray for people who have non-Covid medical diagnostic tests, treatments and surgeries delayed because of the pandemic and its overwhelming demands on health systems. May our Lord keep them close in His loving care and calm their fears as they are forced to wait.

    Dear Brothers,
    Prayers of thanksgiving for your faithful intercession.
    Please continue to pray for comfort, hope, relief and healing for all being ground down by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Please pray for people who have non-Covid medical diagnostic tests, treatments and surgeries delayed because of the pandemic and its overwhelming demands on health systems. May our Lord keep them close in His loving care and calm their fears as they are forced to wait.

  • Amy
    Amy Sacramento
    Please pray for the blessed repose of Eleanor Kliewe.

    Please pray for the blessed repose of Eleanor Kliewe.

  • Joseph
    Joseph Europe
    Dear Reverend Fathers and Brothers, Please pray that I may be able to start afresh elsewhere or that I may bear my current situation as long as God wills it. Please also pray for my ex fiancée and all my benefactors, especially my parents. Thank you and God bless!

    Dear Reverend Fathers and Brothers,

    Please pray that I may be able to start afresh elsewhere or that I may bear my current situation as long as God wills it. Please also pray for my ex fiancée and all my benefactors, especially my parents. Thank you and God bless!

  • TD
    TD Canada
    Reverend Fathers and Brothers, Please pray for Christ's peace to envelope the whole of your American country, to rid it of the evil, hatred and lies that have been spawned and spread by the self-serving messianic individual in power into the minds and hearts of millions of deceived citizens. Bring truth to bear and healing throughout the land.

    Reverend Fathers and Brothers,
    Please pray for Christ's peace to envelope the whole of your American country, to rid it of the evil, hatred and lies that have been spawned and spread by the self-serving messianic individual in power into the minds and hearts of millions of deceived citizens. Bring truth to bear and healing throughout the land.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Santa Paula Californiapls
    Pls pray for Deborah Carrillo and fam. to be delivered, healed from covid-19. May Jesus help them spiritually, physically and financially. Thank you God bless you

    Pls pray for Deborah Carrillo and fam. to be delivered, healed from covid-19. May Jesus help them spiritually, physically and financially. Thank you God bless you