Vox Ama Deus – Brilliant Baroque Camerata Ama Deus Baroque Chamber Orchestra2020-03-16T18:02:16-05:00

BRILLIANT BAROQUE

CAMERATA AMA DEUS BAROQUE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Daylesford Abbey, Paoli

Thomas DiSarlo, violin
Steven Zohn, baroque flute
Rainer Beckmann, recorder
Daniel Boring, baroque guitar

Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93  –  Antonio Vivaldi
Flute Concerto in a minor  –  Michel Blavet
Recorder Concerto in F Major, Twv 51:F1
  –  Georg Telemann
Violin Concerto in D Major, SF 784  –  Benedetto Marcello
Flute and Recorder Concerto in e minor, Twv 52:e1 –  Georg Telemann
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049  –  J. S. Bach

An array of Baroque gems by French, German and Venetian composers for guitar, recorder, flute, violin and orchestra. Highlights include two firsts for our programming: a flute concerto by French composer Michel Blavet and Benedetto Marcello’s Violin Concerto in D (the only one he ever wrote). Also featured are Telemann’s thrilling double concerto for flute and recorder and Bach’s spectacular Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, for solo violin, flute and orchestra­—all with Maestro’s entertaining and audience-engaging “live notes”!

Running time: 90 minutes – no intermission

This concert series sponsored by the Phelan Family Foundation

Camerata Ama Deus
Benefit Concert – Bethesda Project – Chester County Choral Society Concert2020-02-26T18:53:09-05:00

Experience the pleasure of live performance done well! The Chester County Choral Society (CCCS) has provided the community with diverse choral performances for nearly fifty years. CCCS has performed with local orchestras including the Newark Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and most recently, Kennett Symphony. During this special presentation at the Daylesford Abbey, attendees will be treated to a sampling of great opera choruses, Broadway hits, and sacred music.

Following the hour-long performance, guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with performers over light refreshments. All proceeds benefit Bethesda Project, a nonprofit that provides shelter, housing,  and supportive services to adults experiencing chronic homelessness.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

Save the Date – Daylesford Abbey’s Annual Golf Outting2020-02-14T13:27:06-05:00

Mass for Health & Healing2020-02-14T08:52:23-05:00

On the first Thursday of each month, we conduct Mass which includes the sacrament of anointing for all who might benefit from God’s healing grace whether it be emotional, spiritual or physical distress.

God wants to heal us and will heal through the powerful gift given to us by the Holy Spirit. This is one of God’s gifts to His Church. During a healing mass and service, we must remain open to the Holy Spirit and invite Him into our hearts in order for healing to take place. All that’s required on our part is to have expectant faith.

“Bless the LORD, 0 my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, ”  Psalm 103:2-4

Feb. 6, 2020 – RSVP by 2/3/20

March 5, 2020 – RSVP by 3/2/20

April 2, 2020 – RSVP by 3/30/20

May 7, 2020 – RSVP by 5/4/20

Sept. 3, 2020 – RSVP by 8/31/20

Oct. 8, 2020 – RSVP by 10/5/20

We ask that if you are planning on attending the luncheon after the Healing Mass at 12:30 pm, please register and pay below where it says “Healing Mass Luncheon” and if you are ONLY attending the Healing Mass to please register below where it says “RSVP ONLY”.

A Closer Look At Mary, The Mother Of The Lord2020-02-14T08:23:31-05:00

A Closer Look At Mary, The Mother Of The Lord 

Join Us For Two Wednesdays In May   

Presenter: Father Joseph Serano, O. Praem.

Dates: May 6 and 13, 2020

Times: 6:30 pm

(with optional dinner at 5:40 pm)

Offering: $30

($60 if coming to dinner)  

A classical definition of theology is “faith seeking understanding”. So too with a theology of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thus, on two Wednesdays — either mornings or evenings — Father Joseph Serano will share some suggestions on why Catholics (and many Protestants) not only have devotion to Mary as the Mother of the Lord but also insist that she is key to grasping the Gospel call to discipleship. In session one, we will look more closely at the biblical data and examine in some detail what the Scriptures say. (Please bring your New Testament.) For session two, we will look at the church’s understanding of that teaching, especially as it was presented at the Second Vatican Council. While each session will include a presentation, there will be ample time for questions and discussion.

 

Save The Date – Daylesford Abbey Art Show2020-02-11T13:41:52-05:00

A Closer Look At Mary, The Mother Of The Lord2020-02-15T18:44:35-05:00

A Closer Look At Mary, The Mother Of The Lord 

Join Us For Two Wednesdays In May   

Presenter: Father Joseph Serano, O. Praem.

Dates: May 6 and 13, 2020

Times: 10:15 am “or” 6:30 pm

Offering: $30

($60 if coming to dinner)  (with optional dinner at 5:40 pm)

A classical definition of theology is “faith seeking understanding”. So too with a theology of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Thus, on two Wednesdays — either mornings or evenings — Father Joseph Serano will share some suggestions on why Catholics (and many Protestants) not only have devotion to Mary as the Mother of the Lord but also insist that she is key to grasping the Gospel call to discipleship. In session one, we will look more closely at the biblical data and examine in some detail what the Scriptures say. (Please bring your New Testament.) For session two, we will look at the church’s understanding of that teaching, especially as it was presented at the Second Vatican Council. While each session will include a presentation, there will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Schedule Change2020-02-10T18:18:12-05:00

Hiking to Heal with Heather Makowicz2020-02-03T09:50:50-05:00

Hiking to Heal with Heather Makowicz

 “I will give you a new heart” (Ezekiel 36:26)

 Time: 9 am – 11:30 am

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Offering: $30

Come join us as at the Abbey, as we take some time out of our busy schedules to relax, unwind, and enjoy nature with the God who created us. This will be a time of both fellowship and prayer in a casual, “come as you are”, welcoming environment. After a scripture-led reflection, and testimony, you will be invited into a time of extended silence (to walk, hike, or just relax and sit) with your specially prepared Peak Encounter “prayer package”. There will be opportunities to pause, ponder, and pray about how this scripture theme relates to your daily life. We will end in a time of optional sharing.

To register, please contact Heather @ (484) 240-1834 or by email: hello@peakencounter.com (Please make reservations no later than March 10, so we can prepare enough all-weather prayer packages.) To learn more about future offerings, please check the website www.peakencounter.org

Heather Makowicz is a certified Catholic Spiritual Director. As founder and president of Peak Encounter Ministries, she organizes and leads hiking excursions that integrate prayer while encouraging people to encounter God in his creation. Heather holds a Master’s Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Neumann University in Aston, PA, and a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is pursuing graduate formation from The Theology of the Body Institute in order to bring John Paul II’s teachings to our current culture in new and creative ways.

 

Ash Wednesday Retreat Beginning Our Lenten Journey: The Great Forty Days2020-02-03T09:44:37-05:00

Ash Wednesday Retreat

Beginning Our Lenten Journey: The Great Forty Days

Presenter: Father Nicholas Terico, O. Praem.

Date: February 26, 2020

Offering: $ 35 person

Please register by February 21, 2020

Lent is not really a time for private, pious practices and resolutions to make us better people. All too easily this can lead to isolation and even self-absorption, quite the opposite of what is intended by these “great forty days”. Rather, Lent is about a call to become completely new, changed and transformed through the power of God’s grace.

Through the conferences, liturgies and times of significant silent reflection on this day of retreat, participants are invited and perhaps challenged to enter afresh into the Lenten journey this year, leading to a new way of living throughout the year.

Come join us on as we travel the Lenten road of transformation together, experiencing the grace of God again offered to us on this day.

Day Order:

8:30 am- Morning Prayer  (optional)

9:00 – Registration/Coffee

9:30 – First Conference …  “Seeing More Clearly, Beginning the Lenten Journey”

10:00 –  Time for Quiet Reflection

10:15 – 11:15 – Opportunity for Sacrament of Reconciliation

11:30 – Celebration of the Eucharist and Distribution of Ashes

12:15 pm Simple Lunch

1:00 –  Second Conference “Reflections on Lenten Spirituality”

1:30 – Time for Quiet Reflection

2:00 –  Final Conference and Closure “We Live by Dying/Everything Belongs”

2:30 – Time for Quiet Reflection before Departure