Our retreat officially ended this morning, and we are happy to tell you it was really excellent. Of course the Holy Spirit guides every retreat, but we also give thanks to our great retreat master, Fr. Mark Padrez, OP!
Fr. Mark in the Gate Parlor
Fr. Mark gave us ten conferences on growing in holiness through the virtues, and everyone (including Father!) seemed to really enjoy them. We also had some "quiet days" for reflection during our retreat, which we always appreciate. Now we return to regular life (and work!) on this beautiful feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We thank everyone who prayed for us during our retreat. Please know that we were praying for all of you as well! And of course we continue to do so, always...
We wish Fr. Mark all the best as he continues his work in the western province--and we hope he will be able to return someday to our monastery. We're keeping that intention in our prayers as well!