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On Wednesday evening the monks had a reception and banquet in honor of Abbot Gregory. It was a time to gather as a monastic community as say “thank you” to Abbot Gregory for almost 20 years of service as abbot, as he soon departs for Rome, Italy to begin serving as Abbot Primate.img_6683
Above: Fr. Roger and Abbot Gregory
Below: Archbishop Jerome and Fr. Quentinimg_6696 img_6703
Br. Bernard and Fr. Martin
Below: Fr. Allan and Fr. Peterimg_6708 img_6727
Fr. Sebastian and Fr. Roger
Below: Fr. Joel and Fr. Xavierimg_6732 img_6743
Abbot Gregory and Br. Thomas
Below: Fr. Allan and Br. Justinimg_6745 img_6782
Fr. Norbert and Br. David
Below: Fr. John Rini and Fr. Xavierimg_6789 img_6798
Fr. Guerric
Below: Fr. Daniel and Br. Anselmimg_6832 img_6836

Above: Fr. Daniel offers a toast at the head table at the banquet in honor of Abbot Gregory in the monastic dining room.
Below: Archbishop Jerome presents Abbot Gregory with a pectoral cross that he had received from Pope Benedict during an ad limina visit in 2012.

Above: The pectoral cross is based on the crucifixion scene in the monastery church of S. Anselmo in Rome where Abbot Gregory will be serving as Abbot Primate.