Arthur’s new 2021 calendar

Brush Dance has just published another stunning calendar featuring the art of Fr. Arthur Poulin. The work that art critic Sister Wendy Beckett says 'is intense and strong, with a pure clear inner radiance' begins when Arthur contemplatively covers each new canvas with 20 - 25 layers of black gesso, building texture and preparing the [...]

Incarnation Community Picnic!

Incarnation’s Annual Potluck Picnic was celebrated with its usual exuberance, on Sunday, August 18. Though not as dramatic as last year - or was it the year before - when a food laden table collapsed, it had its memorable moments of community and conversation. As always, Karen Andrews made the wonderful, whimsical Peralta Community Garden [...]

Frank J. Barrett’s Oblation

On Sunday, July 28th, Fr. Bede received Frank J. Barrett as a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate. Frank, who uses W.B. Yeats’ descriptive words to characterize himself: 'Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy,’ expressed a deep feeling of homecoming. After many years of being away from [...]

Father Bede’s Ordination

Called to Service … For the Tomorrow of God On May 30th, our Prior, Bro Bede, was ordained to the priesthood by the new Bishop of Monterey, Danny Garcia, at New Camaldoli Hermitage. The Hermitage sits in the hills, high above the sea, about 20 miles south of Big Sur, in Lucia. The simple grounds [...]