For the past 2 weeks we had a visitor from the Cistercian Common Observance, a cousin so to speak, of our OCSO branch. Sr. Tran from Vietnam is studying theology at the Divine Word Seminary in Epworth , Iowa. She is on summer break and wanted to have a few weeks in a monastery as she is missing monastic life. We were delighted to have her. Sr. Tran prepared a traditional Vietnamese celebration meal for us for the Feast of St. Benedict. It was delicious! She promises to return for Thanksgiving break and Christmas.