The seminarians left for Thanksgiving break and return Sunday evening. This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, so some preparations had to be made. Each year a large Advent wreath is placed around the St. Joseph statue on the steps leading to St. Joseph Hall. Fr. Xavier enlisted the help of several students to assemble the wreath. 

Thanksgiving is always an enjoyable time for the monastic community. The monks who are serving out in parishes return home for the break and we also honor those monks who are celebrating special anniversaries of ordination or monastic profession. I will also post in the days ahead showing the monastic practices during the special days.