Last week our community had its annual retreat. This year Dom Gerard from Genesse Abbey south of Rochester in New York preached the retreat. It was a wonderful retreat. His conferences were deep and thought provoking. He spoke on many subjects ranging from our deepest desire for God as the only source of real happiness, acedia as an overlying state in our society, the importance of stability in our monastic life to aid us to go deeper, Marian spirituality and many other things.
We were blessed with good weather so it was possible to spend time in nature.