Yesterday, the community went over to New Melleray Abbey for our Annual Christmas party. We usually have the get together during Christmas week but we needed to postpone the party because the flu was going around New Melleray that week.
We arrived in time for Sunday adoration which was followed by Vespers. The OLM community sang the responsorial psalm at Vespers. We usually sing a Christmas carol, so this was a good substitute.
After Vespers we proceeded to the guest dining room for a wonderful dinner prepared by our good friends, Madonna and Paul McAndrews. They have generously hosted this dinner for many, many years. It is so good to get together to pray and visit with our brothers and catch up with what is going on in their lives.