We had our yearly community retreat last week. It was a very blessed time. Sr. Mary Ellen from our mother house of Mount St. Mary's Abbey in Wrentham, MA gave the conferences. She focused on the treasures we have along the path of our life. These are Mystical Moments, Ordinariness, Community, Forgiveness, Loneliness, Falling and Present Moment and Surrender. These talks helped us to focus on our lives and see the gifts that our life offers us. Sr. Mary Ellen is an Aussie and it was delightful to listen to her Australian accent.