May 9, 2015

Ongoing Formation

This past week we have had the pleasure to have Dr. Brian Patrick McGuire from Denmark give us classes about the history of prayer in the Middle Ages.
Roskilde Universitet.  He was also a professor at the University of Copenhagen.  For his last lecture he talked about monastic life in Scandinavia.  We have a special interest on this topic because of our foundation in Norway.  It was all very interesting
He is Professor emeritus, D.Phil.

May 5, 2015

Annual Retreat

We had our annual retreat last week.  Dom Francis Michael, abbot of  our monastery in Georgia, Holy Spirit Abbey,was our retreat director.  He mainly preached about the Trinity, opening up dimensions of relationships in the Trinity and with us, God's beloved creatures.

We were also blessed by the beautiful weather.  We don't often have an early spring but this year we do.  The weather was perfect with temperatures in the 60's and sunny every day. It was a joy just to revel in God's creation.