Last week our new Abbot General, Dom Bernardus Peeters and his secretary, Fr. Raphael came for a four day visit. Dom Bernardus is the former abbot of Tilberg Abbey in the Netherlands. He was elected Abbot General last February at the General Chapter in Assisi, Italy. We each met with him individually and he gave the community four conferences while he was here. It was a wonderful experience to get to know him and to hear his vision for the Order.