This summer we seem to be having more individual guests and guest groups than in past summers. These past few days the 32 members of the Swiss American General Chapter arrived for meetings which began Thursday evening and ended with a banquet after Vespers on Sunday evening. Many monks were involved in coordinating the events and extending hospitality to our guests. Immediately after the chapter delegates left Sunday evening and Monday morning, the priests of our own diocese, Kansas City-St. Joseph began arriving for their annual retreat. The priests will be joining us for Mass and Vespers on Tuesday.
Abbot Primate Gregory also attended the Chapter. In their meetings Abbot Vincent Bataille, O.S.B. was re-elected as the Abbot President for the Swiss-American Congregation.
After Vespers on Sunday, our guests joined us in the monastery for a social and banquet.