Friday, September 30, 2016

A chance for your donation to be doubled

A generous benefactor has pledged to match donations given/pledged at our benefit dinner on Nov. 5, up to $50,000! Whatever you can give will be doubled! Please visit our Bridegroom's Banquet page to learn more about the event and to register.

How to Help if You Can’t Attend the Event
Your donation can still be doubled! Send in a donation before Nov. 5 and indicate “Bridegroom’s Banquet.” We are also in need of your prayers for a beautiful and fruitful event!

Where Will the Funds Go?
Your donation will help with two needs:

  1. To keep our monastery running so that we can continue  our life of prayer and hospitality
  2. To purchase/construct at least one cabin (“poustinia”) to meet the growing need for personal retreat space for our retreatants and our growing community

Monday, September 19, 2016

Summer/Fall Issue of Pomegranate Blossoms

Enjoy Mother Theodora's reflection on the parable of the wise and foolish virgins in her cover article, "The Oil of Desire." Learn more about our upcoming benefit dinner, the "Bridegroom's Banquet." Read a reflection from Sr. Iliana on her first year as a rasophore nun. See photos from our newly completed East Wing renovations. Enjoy lots of photos from Girls' Camp and the Mariapoch Pilgrimage! (Click on the image below)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Magdala Apostolate Video

Check out this 3.5 minute video which includes footage and interviews from our community. The video was produced to get the word out about the Magdala Apostolate, which provides education/formation for women religious through the internet in a "real-time" classroom setting. We are so grateful for this apostolate which allows us to receive education without leaving the monastery! It is provided to us free of charge. Please consider supporting this wonderful apostolate!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Subscribe to our newsletter, Pomegranate Blossoms

Our fall edition of Pomegranate Blossoms is soon to be published, and you can now easily subscribe through this form, now available on our website. Choose to receive a paper copy in the mail, an electronic version through email, or both!

If you are already receiving our newsletter but want to change your address or your type of subscription, you can also do that through this form. Enjoy!

(Subscribe by Fri. Sept. 9 to receive the fall edition)

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Registration now available for the Bridegroom's Banquet!

You’re invited to the “Bridegroom’s Banquet,” a benefit dinner for the nuns of Christ the Bridegroom Monastery, on

Saturday, November 5

at St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church
Brecksville, Ohio  

There is no cost to attend the dinner, but registration is required (by October 21).  Adults 21 and older may attend.  Enjoy a buffet dinner, live music and an evening with the nuns and their guests.  Learn more about the nuns and their life of prayer and hospitality.  The evening will begin with Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.  You are also invited to attend the parish’s Vigil Divine Liturgy at 4:00 p.m.

For the schedule, more information and to register, please click here to visit the Bridegroom's Banquet tab.

We hope to enjoy the evening with you on November 5!