We recently finished up a wonderful retreat with Fr. Gerard Austin, OP. He was able to stay on a few days after the retreat as well, which was a real blessing. Father spoke eloquently in his retreat conferences about sacramental aspects of the liturgy and Mass, sharing his wealth of experience. He knew and lived with some famous French Dominicans who contributed to Vatican II, including Yves Congar. His retreat conferences helped us to see the Mass in a new and exciting way. Thank you so much for everything, Father!
Fr. Austin with (back, left to right: Sr. Mary Margaret, Sr. Mary Gabriel, and Sr. Maria Cabrini; front, left to right: Sr. Maria Guadalupe, Sr. Mary Annunciata, Sr. Mary Jeremiah)
We also recently had a visit from Fr. Peter Asantebwana, from the diocese of Moshi in Tanzania.
Sr. Marie Augustine and Fr. Peter in the large parlor. As always they are separated by a partition you can't see in this picture!
Thanks be to God for the blessings of our annual retreat, and for the blessings of the friars and priests who come to visit our monastery!