Friday, May 31, 2013

First Farmers Market of this Growing Season -- 2013




Tomorrow, June 1, will mark the first Farmers Market at Mount Michael of this growing season. Although it is early and there are not lots of vegetables ready for harvest, the rhubarb is doing really well.




Farmers Market will feature – rhubarb/strawberry jam

 pumpkin bread

 off shoots of Br. Luke’s cacti

 off shoots of Fr. John’s white irises

 homemade jean and rag rugs – Fr. John and his sister



Br. Jerome will have the Guest House open and he will also have Flea Market items available.



The garden produce will become more prolific in mid-July, but come out now and check out the items that are now available



   
 
                                        Lots of rhubarb in the garden these days!
 
 
This is rhubarb/strawberry jam for this year's crop. Yum, yum!

Below are a few photos of Br. Luke's cacti. They are located on the south side of the abbey building--right outside of our dining room. The public never really sees the south side of the building. It is a great place for cacti. Br. Luke says water freely during the summer, birng to pots inside in the fall and water only once a month. They bloom profusely every year. I will take some phots when they are in bloom.







Below are some of the white irises that had to be moved from the flower bed of the eagle.



Monday, May 13, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 1968 -- 45 years

Congratulations to the class of 1968-- it is your 45th anniversary. Abbot Michael Liebl is of this class. I am sure that he would love to see as many of his classmates as possible at the reunion in June. Blessings to all and we hope to see you soon.


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We invite you to the

Mount Michael Benedictine

54th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Featuring Years: ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, and ’08

Come enjoy a weekend of golf, delicious food, reuniting with classmates, and fellowship at The Mount. You will surely be surprised at the growth around The Mount, the renovations within the school and the always inspiring view of the Elkhorn River Valley.

Mark your 2013 calendars for these Alumni Reunion Celebrations!

The Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at Tiburon Golf Course

The Alumni Reunion will be Saturday, June 8th ,2013 at Mount Michael

Your reunion features Mass, tours of Mount Michael, dinner and a social gathering.

We encourage you to contact your fellow classmates in advance and make plans to see each other at this reunion. Enclosed you will find a photo of your graduating class and a list of contact information for each of your classmates. Verify your contact information and email any updates to the Development Office at mwhitaker@mountmichael.org.

We will be sending formal invites as the date gets closer to the reunion. If you have any questions, or need more information about classmates, please contact the Development Office Team.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Thank You,

Dan Gard, ‘04

Alumni Association President



Friday, May 10, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2003 -- Tenth Anniversary

Ten years have passed already! How time flies! Several members of this class have stuck around Mount Michael or come back to help keep the program operating-- Matt Luettel, Richard Akromis, Andy Thomas and Mark Hotovy. Hopefully the four of you can get your classmates to come and celebrate your tenth anniversay in June. Blessings always. Oh, the bearded man is someone who helped out at the Boys Town retreat senior year-- we still have not allowed students to have beards!

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We invite you to the

Mount Michael Benedictine

54th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Featuring Years: ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, and ’08

Come enjoy a weekend of golf, delicious food, reuniting with classmates, and fellowship at The Mount. You will surely be surprised at the growth around The Mount, the renovations within the school and the always inspiring view of the Elkhorn River Valley.

Mark your 2013 calendars for these Alumni Reunion Celebrations!

The Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at Tiburon Golf Course

The Alumni Reunion will be Saturday, June 8th ,2013 at Mount Michael

Your reunion features Mass, tours of Mount Michael, dinner and a social gathering.

We encourage you to contact your fellow classmates in advance and make plans to see each other at this reunion. Enclosed you will find a photo of your graduating class and a list of contact information for each of your classmates. Verify your contact information and email any updates to the Development Office at mwhitaker@mountmichael.org.

We will be sending formal invites as the date gets closer to the reunion. If you have any questions, or need more information about classmates, please contact the Development Office Team.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Thank You,

Dan Gard, ‘04

Alumni Association President



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 1988 -- 25 years

Br. Mel has spoken about you, the class of 1988, ever since you have graduated. I think he favored your class more than any other. I hope you all remember something from his classes!! Ed Lankas is the head co-ordinator for your class. If he has not contacted you as of yet, I am sure that he will. Congratulations and blessings always!



We invite you to the

Mount Michael Benedictine

54th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Featuring Years: ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, and ’08

Come enjoy a weekend of golf, delicious food, reuniting with classmates, and fellowship at The Mount. You will surely be surprised at the growth around The Mount, the renovations within the school and the always inspiring view of the Elkhorn River Valley.

Mark your 2013 calendars for these Alumni Reunion Celebrations!

The Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at Tiburon Golf Course

The Alumni Reunion will be Saturday, June 8th ,2013 at Mount Michael

Your reunion features Mass, tours of Mount Michael, dinner and a social gathering.

We encourage you to contact your fellow classmates in advance and make plans to see each other at this reunion. Enclosed you will find a photo of your graduating class and a list of contact information for each of your classmates. Verify your contact information and email any updates to the Development Office at mwhitaker@mountmichael.org.

We will be sending formal invites as the date gets closer to the reunion. If you have any questions, or need more information about classmates, please contact the Development Office Team.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Thank You,

Dan Gard, ‘04

Alumni Association President



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 1973 -- 40 years

Congratulations to all of you alums of 1973. I have saved many of the graduation programs over the years, but the graduation program of 1973 is very special. It was done as a silk screen type of art work. And it is clear who Conroy Jefferies is in this program. We would all like to see you, Conroy. I hope some day some of the present students get to meet you Conroy-- you are a legend!!!





We invite you to the



Mount Michael Benedictine

54th Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Featuring Years: ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, and ’08

Come enjoy a weekend of golf, delicious food, reuniting with classmates, and fellowship at The Mount. You will surely be surprised at the growth around The Mount, the renovations within the school and the always inspiring view of the Elkhorn River Valley.

Mark your 2013 calendars for these Alumni Reunion Celebrations!

The Golf Classic will be held on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at Tiburon Golf Course

The Alumni Reunion will be Saturday, June 8th ,2013 at Mount Michael

Your reunion features Mass, tours of Mount Michael, dinner and a social gathering.

We encourage you to contact your fellow classmates in advance and make plans to see each other at this reunion. Enclosed you will find a photo of your graduating class and a list of contact information for each of your classmates. Verify your contact information and email any updates to the Development Office at mwhitaker@mountmichael.org.

We will be sending formal invites as the date gets closer to the reunion. If you have any questions, or need more information about classmates, please contact the Development Office Team.


We look forward to seeing you in June!


Thank You,



Dan Gard, ‘04

Alumni Association President



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Korean Chanters

Often times on weekends, Abbot Michael is approached for help by parishes throughout our Archdiocese. Although Abbot Michael does try to give me parish assignments on Satrday evenings, I do have to be away from the abbey on occasion on Sundays. That means that I am not able to be here for the Eucharist. I need to depend on others to sing.

This past year, I have particularly depeneded upon Mount Michael students to help with the singing and particularly, chanting the responsorial psalm on Sunday. And over the recent years, with Mount Michael's doors being opened to international students, especially the Koreans, Mount Michael has been blessed with some musically -- talented young men. Two Korean students who help regularly with music on Sundays are: freshman, Changgi (Brian) Kang and junior, Eun Woo Jee.





We are most grateful for these young voices and help with liturgies at Mount Michael Abbey. There are others students who help as well. I hope to get some good photos of them and give them some recognition also.  But a special thank you to Brian and Eun Woo!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013 -- Early Morning -- Brisk-- Wet

It is a bit chilly this morning and we have a little history as well-- a significant snow fall. Below are a few photos I took after Night Prayer last night -- May 1, 2013.




Below are a few photos I took just outside the chapel and front of the school building this morning at about 5:00 am.




Below is a photo of some of the dafodills that I saved yesterday before the weather changed.


And lastly, to keep the students happy, I baked banana bars for them early this morning.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How Much Snow Will It Be??

Below are some photos from early April. Will we have more snow than this in the next few days??