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As part of an annual tradition, the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration came to join the monks for evening prayer and supper on Easter Monday.  It is always good to visit with the Sisters, who live only a couple miles down the road.  They have us over at their monastery on the feast of St. Scholastica each year, so we return the favor.  As always, it was a joyful celebration with good food and good people, an occasion that is fitting to celebrate during Easter Week as we rejoice in Christ’s victory over death.

Below:  Clyde monastery is visible across the fields from Conception Abbey’s property.

Below: The monks greet the sisters in the monastery foyer upon their arrival.
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Below: Both communities gather for evening prayer, processing into choir together, with voices and hearts united in praise of Almighty God.
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Below: A festive banquet follows, where the communities can enjoy one another’s company.
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