Dom Armand Veilleux stopped by to visit the community after he attended a planning meeting in Chicago for the upcoming International Lay Cistercian meeting. Dom Armand is the retired abbot of Scormont Abbey in Belgium, the abbey that is famous for its beer.
He is very knowledgeable about matters of the church and of our order. As a young monk he attended all the sessions of Vatican II, and recently he attended the beatification of the our martyred Atlas brothers in Algeria. He visited the brothers 2 months before they were abducted.
Dom Armand gave us several talks including the history of early Cistercian documents that even today guide our life, the history of the monastery in Algeria and several spiritual talks. He is very interesting and his breadth of knowledge is amazing.
March 4, 2019
October 8, 2018
|Sr. Carol Sr. Barbara Sr. Gail Sr. Lillian|
Srs. Gail and Barbara shared initial formation together at Mount St. Mary's Abbey in Wrentham, MA. and were clothed together and made both simple and Solemn profession together. Srs. Gail and Lillian came on the foundation to OLM and Sr. Barabara went on the foundation some years later to Our Lady of the Angels. Sr. Carol was a Mercy sister in Cedar Rapids, IA and entered OLM in the early 1970's.
June 18, 2018
We were blessed with good weather so it was possible to spend time in nature.
June 9, 2018
|Our new novice|
|Receiving the Rule of St. Benedict|
|Receiving the Cistercian Habit|
|Back:Sr. Macarena, Sr. Mary Therese, Sr. Harriet Front: M. Rebecca, Sr. Kathleen|
|A very happy formation group|