The writing & works of

Fr. Peregrine Fletcher, O.Praem.

"The Lord is with You"

“Mary knew that the acceptance of her queenship was perfectly compatible with her own lowly circumstances.”


Reflection on "My Name is Philomena: A Saint’s Story"

Ten years ago, I asked my novice master, Fr. Ambrose, for permission to begin writing and illustrating a book on the life of St. Philomena. The permission was granted, the project was blessed, and I began pulling together all the materials needed to complete this book.


The Fruits of Our Contemplation

The sacred art studio is an important part of the life of our abbey. Fr. Peregrine, master of novices and an iconographer himself, explains the important role which prayer plays in the creation of sacred art


The Guadalupe Chapel - A Portal to Tepeyac

In the sanctuary of the abbey church of St. Michael’s Abbey can be found a portal to the hidden hilltop of Tepeyac in the heart of Mexico. In this little chapel one can still witness that mystical scene in which Our Lady, appearing to Juan Diego, filled his tilma with heavenly roses.


The Handmaid of the Lord

“I am the LORD, your God who grasp your right hand…Fear not, I will help you.”


A Grain of Wheat

Have you ever made a very simple request of someone and sensed that somehow you weren’t taken very seriously, or that the subject was changed all of a sudden, or that you were altogether ignored? I suspect that you have. This can make things in our relationships here very difficult, but have you ever felt that this happened in your conversation with God? Listen to the full reflection below.