Monday, June 20, 2022

The Eparchy of Parma's Family Camp is less than a month away!

Have you heard about the Eparchy of Parma's Family Camp yet? It will be held right across the street from our monastery. 

Among the new endeavors of the Eparchy of Parma this year is the Family Camp, which will be held on the grounds of the eparchial jewel and pilgrimage place, the Shrine of Our Lady Mariapoch, July 14-17, 2022 in Burton, OH.

Come and discover the fullness of eastern spirituality, in prayers and in sharing how the Word of God is acting in your life with fellow Byzantine Catholic families from across the eparchy. Enjoy an extended weekend with your spouse while your children have fun with our camp staff playing games and activities as well as spiritually growing in the Byzantine Catholic faith.

All families will camp on the grounds of the shrine, so bring a tent or camper for the weekend. Food will be provided by the eparchy.

Family Camp is open to all families, not just those in the Eparchy of Parma. 

Please visit this link for more information and to register.

We hope to see you there, and we are praying that this event will be an enriching experience for everyone who comes, as well as for their parishes when they return home. 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Introducing: our Special Guests for this Year's Bridegroom's Banquet


Every year, at the Bridegroom's Banquet, we provide some entertainment while the donations are being counted. This year, we decided to do something a little different. Our entertainment is going to be a talk from Matt and Cameron Fradd titled "Chastity - Not just for Celibates." We're looking forward to hearing their real world perspective on living out the virtue of chastity. 

In addition to giving the talk with her husband Matt, Cameron will be the emcee for the evening. 

For all of the details about the event and to register, please visit The Bridegroom's Banquet tab at the top of this page.

About Cameron: 

Cameron Fradd is the founder of Among the Lilies, a podcast for women “who are tired of pretending and ready to be real!” She speaks weekly to a growing community of women about being authentic and real.

She also speaks passionately about Feminine Genius and believes that all women are beautiful and wonderfully made. She has an unshakable faith in Our Lord and deep desire to share her heart with others, especially women.

Through the podcast, social media, and various speaking engagements, she is passionate about helping women discover their identity as beloved daughters of God. 

She spends most of her time raising and homeschooling her four beautiful energetic children in Steubenville, Ohio, where she lives with her husband, Matt Fradd. Together, she and Matt have done many amazing things, more specifically they co-authored the book Restored: True Stories of Love and Lust After Porn

Cameron says, "With a smile always on my face and praise on my lips, I press onward one day at a time, uttering the words of my Patron Saint Joan of Arc, 'It was for this that I was born!'"

About Matt: 

Matt Fradd is the creator and host of the Pints With Aquinas podcast. He is the author and coauthor of several books including, Does God Exist? A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas.

Matt earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy from Holy Apostles College & Seminary which also awarded him an honorary doctorate.

He lives in Steubenville, Ohio, with his wife Cameron and their four kids.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Registration for the Bridegroom's Banquet is now open!


For all of the details and to register, please visit the Bridegroom's Banquet tab.

And please invite your friends!

We're looking forward to spending a beautiful evening with you, reflecting on this year's theme, "Receive the Gift": Reflections on Chastity. We'll see you there!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Thank You to our Spring Work Day Volunteers!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

This past Saturday, we were completely blown away by the generosity of all who came to help at our work day. Our refrigerators were overflowing with food for the potluck meals. Our grounds and monastery were full of people cutting down trees, cleaning up gardens, cleaning windows, deep cleaning the poustinias, and so much more. We had over a hundred people with us throughout the day who helped on the monastery grounds and at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch. 

We closed the day with Great Vespers in our chapel. The singing was so loud that those who had to leave a couple minutes early to set up dinner could hear the singing from the far end of the monastery's yard across the street. It was a beautiful day with so many beautiful people. 

Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of it. 

We have a few more photos from the day here