Bishop-elect Joseph Strickland came out to the Monastery this afternoon to celebrate Mass for us and stayed for a lovely visit afterwards. He shared with us about his recent retreat in Subiaco, Arkansas with the Benedictine monks there and discussed the new coat of arms which he will use as bishop.
Bishop-elect Strickland with Sr. Mary Margaret and Sr. Mary John
He will be ordained on November 28. We hope to see his ordination on television, and we look forward to seeing him come again soon--this time as Bishop! Thank you so much for your continuing service to the Church and especially to our diocese of Tyler!