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[ Page 12 Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation Abbey Welcomes Visitors To American Indian Culture, 00ellter accommodate 85 guests. The monks own and operate a 900-acre farm, a large vegetable garden and a few bee hives to sup- ply honey for the monastarfs use. Concerts and other special events are held in the abbey's church during the year. Light streams into the sanctuary through gorgeous stained glass windows as the air fills with music from the abbey's magnificent pipe organ. Ft. Stanislaus Maudlin is direc- tor of the American Indian Cul- ture Research Center at Blue Cloud Abbey. The center is an extension of the abbey's service to the Indian people. The began their ministry vations in 1876. Indian Research Center The Benedictine order always emphasized education ] his missionary service. began its ministry by pub]ishi 11 textbooks of catechesis by one of the Benedictine They are used on Indian tions across the United States. The center also has films, published books American poetry and, since 1973, broadcast programs to a three-state area. "Peace to all who enter" is the greeting to visitors at the Blue Cloud Abbey. The monastery is located just east of Marvin in the Coteau Hills and can be reached by traveling 13 miles west of Milbank on Highway 12, then two miles south. (Caution to motorists: travel may be bumpy while the section of highway between Milbank and Marvin remains under construction.) Benedictine Monks first came to the Dakota Territory in 1876 to work among the people of the reservations. In 1950 Blue Cloud was founded by the St. Meinrad Archabbey of Indiana to take over its commit- ment to the Native American peo- fie of the Dakotas. The monastery BLUE CLOUD ABBEY was built on a farm bought from Oscar Casperson. The beautiful exterior sand- stone was brought from Benedic- tine quarries in southern Indiana. All the construction was done by monks. The abbey is named in honor of Chief Blue Cloud who offered his land on the Yankton Reservation to the order to be used for a school. Blue Cloud, in the Dakota lan- guage means "fertilitf' or *a bless- ing." The abbey is also the site of the American Indian Culture Research Center. Since the founding, the brothers of Blue Cloud have been involved in the education and spiritual development of the residents of the Yankton and Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota, the Fort Totten and Turtle Lake reser- vations in North Dakota, and the Kekchi Indians of Guatemala in Central America. The 45 monks of Blue Cloud are disciples of St. Benedict of Nursia, Italy. The abbey also provides pastors for the parishes in Milbank, Wilmot, Revillo, Big Stone City and, on occasion, other parishes. *Peace to all who enter" is the greeting for visitors to Blue Cloud Abbey. Visitors are welcome year- round to the abbey, which hosts numerous camps and retreats. Groups of all classes and denomi- nation use the monastery for rec- ollection, prayer and spiritual retreat. The retreat house can Whether you're at home there or just visiting Big Stone Lake, Liebe Drug will take care of everyday necessities or emergency needs! | * Six convenient locations Complete Prescription Service a Over-the-Counter Medications Photo Processing Sunscreens Post Cards and Souvenirs Hallmark Cards & Gifts Russell Stover Candies Liebe Drug/Variety Appleton Browns Valley Ortonville Milbank Wilmot Graceville 8Z0-tIIFlZBZ IIL-Ill-ZllI1 ql-11t411ZS NS-4112-1141 i1-1BI-4848 11l-741F711t Life Is I r with the Norwest Instant Cash & Check" Cord It looks like a credit card but works like a check. Use it for Instant Cash 24 hours a day at 402 S. Main in Milbank. And when you meet with a Norwest personal banker, find out other ways we can make your life easier. To The Jllth Degree" Milbank 432-452 I The Phone Banlc  24-Hour Center, 100-3 21-4141 Ol999 Non,,ct B,rk South I NA Hembe FOIC, Equal Oppot.lun l.ender [ Page 12 Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation Abbey Welcomes Visitors To American Indian Culture, 00ellter accommodate 85 guests. The monks own and operate a 900-acre farm, a large vegetable garden and a few bee hives to sup- ply honey for the monastarfs use. Concerts and other special events are held in the abbey's church during the year. Light streams into the sanctuary through gorgeous stained glass windows as the air fills with music from the abbey's magnificent pipe organ. Ft. Stanislaus Maudlin is direc- tor of the American Indian Cul- ture Research Center at Blue Cloud Abbey. The center is an extension of the abbey's service to the Indian people. The began their ministry vations in 1876. Indian Research Center The Benedictine order always emphasized education ] his missionary service. began its ministry by pub]ishi 11 textbooks of catechesis by one of the Benedictine They are used on Indian tions across the United States. The center also has films, published books American poetry and, since 1973, broadcast programs to a three-state area. "Peace to all who enter" is the greeting to visitors at the Blue Cloud Abbey. The monastery is located just east of Marvin in the Coteau Hills and can be reached by traveling 13 miles west of Milbank on Highway 12, then two miles south. (Caution to motorists: travel may be bumpy while the section of highway between Milbank and Marvin remains under construction.) Benedictine Monks first came to the Dakota Territory in 1876 to work among the people of the reservations. In 1950 Blue Cloud was founded by the St. Meinrad Archabbey of Indiana to take over its commit- ment to the Native American peo- fie of the Dakotas. The monastery BLUE CLOUD ABBEY was built on a farm bought from Oscar Casperson. The beautiful exterior sand- stone was brought from Benedic- tine quarries in southern Indiana. All the construction was done by monks. The abbey is named in honor of Chief Blue Cloud who offered his land on the Yankton Reservation to the order to be used for a school. Blue Cloud, in the Dakota lan- guage means "fertilitf' or *a bless- ing." The abbey is also the site of the American Indian Culture Research Center. Since the founding, the brothers of Blue Cloud have been involved in the education and spiritual development of the residents of the Yankton and Crow Creek reservations in South Dakota, the Fort Totten and Turtle Lake reser- vations in North Dakota, and the Kekchi Indians of Guatemala in Central America. The 45 monks of Blue Cloud are disciples of St. Benedict of Nursia, Italy. The abbey also provides pastors for the parishes in Milbank, Wilmot, Revillo, Big Stone City and, on occasion, other parishes. *Peace to all who enter" is the greeting for visitors to Blue Cloud Abbey. Visitors are welcome year- round to the abbey, which hosts numerous camps and retreats. Groups of all classes and denomi- nation use the monastery for rec- ollection, prayer and spiritual retreat. The retreat house can Whether you're at home there or just visiting Big Stone Lake, Liebe Drug will take care of everyday necessities or emergency needs! | * Six convenient locations Complete Prescription Service a Over-the-Counter Medications Photo Processing Sunscreens Post Cards and Souvenirs Hallmark Cards & Gifts Russell Stover Candies Liebe Drug/Variety Appleton Browns Valley Ortonville Milbank Wilmot Graceville 8Z0-tIIFlZBZ IIL-Ill-ZllI1 ql-11t411ZS NS-4112-1141 i1-1BI-4848 11l-741F711t Life Is I r with the Norwest Instant Cash & Check" Cord It looks like a credit card but works like a check. Use it for Instant Cash 24 hours a day at 402 S. Main in Milbank. And when you meet with a Norwest personal banker, find out other ways we can make your life easier. To The Jllth Degree" Milbank 432-452 I The Phone Banlc  24-Hour Center, 100-3 21-4141 Ol999 Non,,ct B,rk South I NA Hembe FOIC, Equal Oppot.lun l.ender