Last week during the Easter Octave on Wednesday the monastic community had their lunch in the common space in the new addition to the Infirmary. The purpose of the gathering was to welcome the monks from Benet Lake, Wisconsin who had recently moved to Conception Abbey during the previous weeks. It was a time to get to know them better, continue to extend our hospitality, as well as celebrate the joyful Easter season with pizza!

I was away over the weekend doing vocation work and will be headed to visit two colleges to promote vocations in the days ahead.