Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christus mansionem benedicat

One of the customs that is part of our Christmas celebrations is the traditional blessing of the monastery in conjunction with the Feast of Epiphany.  Our chaplain, Father Chad, went through monastery blessing the cells of the Sisters as well as the various workrooms and common rooms.

Using chalk, Father inscribed the doors with 20 + C + M + B + 11 symbolizing both the traditional names given to the Magi (Casper, Melchior and Balthasar) as well as the abbreviation of the Latin words Christus mansionem benedicat, which means "May Christ bless the house."

May Christ bless our home -- and yours -- in a special way during 2011.

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