• Monk's Cellar (map)
  • 240 Vernon Street
  • Roseville, CA


Location: Monk's Cellar
City: Roseville
Date: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

Advent is a great time to pay attention to the things that point us to Jesus. This month at Monk's Cellar, were honored to welcome Fr. Brian Soliven who will give us a liturgical catechesis through the external signs of the Holy Mass. You'll never look at that holy smoke swinging thingy the same way again: it's a thurible; and it means something. Discover the invisible through visible - because everything in the Divine Liturgy points beyond itself. Think of it like a Catholic show-and-tell...with really good beer. 

We want to thank Tom and Paul at the Monk's Cellar for welcoming us and providing great deals on food and the best abbey style ale in town. Drinks are on us. Your friends are welcome to join us, Catholic or not. Ages 18 to 39 are welcome to attend (the beer is for 21 and over young adults, obviously). Show up before 7 if you want a good seat. 

Fr. Brian J. Soliven was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Soon after his birth, his family moved to California where he spent the majority of his life. His formative years were spent in Elk Grove. While earning his BA in Psychology at UC Davis, he felt the call to the priesthood and after graduation, he entered the seminary for the Diocese of Sacramento. After 2 years of philosophy studies at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon, he was sent to the North American College in Rome. While there, he earned a second BA in Theology and a graduate licentiate in Spiritual Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, focusing on spiritual development of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Ordained to the priesthood in 2011, he is currently serving as parochial vicar at St. Joseph's Parish in Vacaville, California.