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This evening, the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at Clyde, Missouri, invited the monks over to their monastery to celebrate 140 years since their founding.  The sisters’ community was founded in September 1874, while Conception Abbey was founded one year before in April 1873.

The monks joined the sisters for Vespers at 5:00pm, followed by a “picnic like” supper, themed to celebrate our Swiss roots.  Fr. Peter and Sr. Dawn provided the entertainment for the evening by a lively reading of the account of the sisters’ arrival to the United States from Switzerland.

Below:  The monks load up to caravan to Clyde (2 mile drive).

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