Thursday, October 26, 2023

Thank you!


We have a lot to be grateful for! 

Thank you to everyone who came out and braved the cold and rain for our Fall Work Day. We were so glad to be able to welcome so many new people to our monastery. We were also amazed that we could get everything on our lists done and still have time for more jobs. We're really grateful for everyone's willingness to help us, especially when the weather was so cold and wet. The day ended with Vespers in our chapel (photo above), and then we all crammed into the monastery for the potluck dinner. It was great to be with all of you who came! Thank you!

We are also very glad to see that we were able to reach exactly the number of people we hoped for for our Bridegroom's Banquet. Registration ended on October 16th, and we have just over three hundred people registered! This year's banquet is going to be the biggest yet, and we're praying that the evening will be a blessing for all of you who come. We're looking forward to it! 

For those who are unable to attend the banquet, if you'd like to make a donation to our monastery and have it matched by our matching donor, you can donate online here. Donations can also be sent in by mail. Please write out the check to "Christ the Bridegroom Monastery" and mark it as "Bridegroom's Banquet," and your donation will be doubled. Our address is 17485 Mumford Road, Burton, OH 44021. To have your donation matched, please send it in by the evening of November 4th. We're so grateful for your support of our monastic life! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Hear Mother Petra's Story on "The Journey Home"

Mother Petra's interview on The Coming Home Network's show, "The Journey Home" recently aired. She tells her story of growing up Wesleyan and how she came into the Catholic Church.  Mother Petra was especially grateful to get to visit The Coming Home Network because their ministry was very helpful to her as a new Catholic, and she hopes that others struggling with questions like hers will find resources and accompaniment through the CHN. 

You can find her interview here

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Banquet Registration Ends on Monday!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

Here's one last reminder to register for our Bridegroom's Banquet! It's on November 4th, and the registration deadline is October 16th, this Monday! WE ARE UNABLE TO EXTEND THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE THIS YEAR, so please register as soon as you can if you haven't yet. 

You can find all of the details about the evening as well as the online registration form here

We hope to be with you at our Banquet! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Come and connect with us at our Bridegroom's Banquet!

There are just a few days left to register! 
Come and connect with us at our Bridegroom's Banquet!

This past year, as we've been transitioning into Mother Cecilia's service to our community as hegumena, we've had to say no to many requests to spend time with people, in order to focus more fully on our relationships with Christ and each other as a monastic community. However, the Banquet is an open invitation for you to come and be with us for an evening. We hope as many people as possible will be able to come and be a part of this beautiful event with so many amazing people who support our monastic life. 

This year's Banquet is on Saturday, November 4th, starting with Vespers at 4pm at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral. Then, we'll head over, across the parking lot to the Astrodome Event Center for the rest of the evening which includes dinner, the premier of our new video on Obedience, Q & A with the nuns, and the opportunity to support our monastic life. We are also very glad to welcome Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, as our emcee this year. 

All of the details about the evening can be found here, as well as a link to reserve your spot. 

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 7, 2023

There's just about a week left until the Banquet doors close!


Our Bridegroom's Banquet is less than a month away, and the deadline to RSVP is quickly approaching! We want to be sure that everyone registers by the end of the day on October 16th because this year, we are unable to extend the deadline like we have in years past. 

The Banquet is on Saturday, November 4th, in Parma, Ohio, and it is free to attend. All donations given at the banquet or designated ahead of time will be matched up to $100,000. By attending the banquet, you have the unique opportunity to be in a room of a couple hundred amazing people who all love Christ, our Bridegroom, and to grow closer to Him together as He leads us all to Himself. We'll get the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of obedience together through our new video, as well as the opportunity to ask the nuns your questions while the donations are counted. We really hope to be able to be with you at the banquet to experience these things, and more!

Please visit The Bridegroom's Banquet page above for details and to register. 

For those who are unable to attend the event, donations can still be made online or by mail. You may send a donation and/or pledge marked "Bridegroom's Banquet" by cash or check payable to "Christ the Bridegroom Monastery" to:

The Bridegroom's Banquet

Christ the Bridegroom Monastery

17485 Mumford Rd.

Burton, OH 44021

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Come and Pray with us November 4th!

Glory to Jesus Christ!

The Bridegroom's Banquet is exactly a month away! One of the things we're really looking forward to is praying Vespers in a beautiful place with so many beautiful people to begin the evening the best way we can. 

We'd love to welcome you into our weekly experience of transitioning into the Lord's Day (Sunday) in a very intentional and traditional way by praying Byzantine Vespers.

Vespers will be at 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 4th, at St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Parma. We are really grateful that the Cathedral has allowed us to host Vespers there before our banquets the last few years. It's a really awesome place to pray, and we hope you'll be able to join us. 
After Vespers, we'll head over, across the parking lot to the Astrodome Event Center for the rest of the evening. 

We hope you'll be able to come and pray with us!

For more information and to register for the banquet, please visit The Bridegroom's Banquet page above. 

 If you haven't RSVPed yet, please do it soon! The deadline is October 16th, and we are unable to extend the deadline as we have in years past.