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Albert Holtz, OSB is a Benedictine monk of Newark Abbey, Newark, NJ. He teaches New Testament in the monastery's inner-city prep school. He has served as master of novices, retreat master for Benedictine communities around the US & is currently Oblate Director. He is the author of Downtown Monks, Street Wisdom, Pilgrim Road, From Holidays to Holy Days & Walking in Valleys of Darkness: A Benedictine Journey through Troubled Times.
THE VALE OF TEARS
2016-10-22 14:08
.Yesterday (Friday) 4:00 p.m. I was sitting at my computer in my room in the monastery, doing some final editing of the manuscript of a book of reflections on the Easter Mystery and Christ&r&hell…Read More
LOVE AND LITHIUM BATTERIES
2016-10-15 13:42
.SAMSUNG’S HEADACHECellphone after battery explodedI guess that most of us have heard about Samsung’s big problem that was in the news this week. One million Samsung Galaxy Note… Read More
THE ROSARY AND SOCCER PRACTICE
2016-10-08 02:09
.I was sitting in a bench at 4:00 this (Friday) afternoon, enjoying the beautiful autumn weather, on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and reflecting on the rosary. Most people probably t… Read More
THE ROSARY AND SOCCER PRACTICE
2016-10-08 02:04
.I was sitting in a bench at 4:00 this (Friday) afternoon, enjoying the beautiful autumn weather, on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and reflecting on the rosary. Most people probably t… Read More
DIVINE POKES
2016-10-01 17:45
.Recently I heard about the practice of "poking." It seems that for years people who are on Facebook have been electronically “poking” one another any time they wished, sending a… Read More
A GOOD AFTERNOON
2016-09-24 12:31
.Thursday afternoon’s walk took me through the lively campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). I sat on a bench at the edge of their central quad and edited a chapter for m… Read More
ME AND MY U-HAUL
2016-09-17 13:49
.MY NEW WILLThis past week Novice Br. Simon Peter and I have been studying St. Benedict’s teaching about poverty: the principles, rationale, spirit and practice of monastic poverty. A… Read More
OUR SCRIPTURAL NEIGHBORHOOD
2016-09-11 00:52
___________In the monastery we live a “scriptural life,” steeped in the scriptures at every turn, not only by praying the Psalms together, but also by letting our hearts and atti… Read More
The Pursuit Of Happiness
2016-09-11 00:45
I've spent some time writing a homily for a mass celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of vows for a Franciscan friend, Sr. Ellen Byrnes, FSP. I hope you don't mind if I share it has my blog… Read More
2016-08-27 14:33
.I have been asked to do a presentation on “the Rule of Benedict for Teachers.”I’d like to share with you some of the worksheet questions I’ll be using, asking teache… Read More

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