Monastery News Page
February 21, 2017

   Abbot's and Priors Conference

     Our Prior, Fr. Damien Gjonaj traveled to Oceanside, California for the Abbots and Priors Workshop from February 17th to the 20th at Prince of Peace Abbey.  This conference which is held every year is a way in which the leaders of Benedictine communities throughout the U.S. can get new ideas, learn from each other and encourage one another in their important offices.  Our congregation (which is called the Sylvestrine Congregation) is one of over 20 communities belonging to the Confederation of Benedictine Congregations.  This essentially means that we recognize our commonality as disciples of St. Benedict in living his way of life.  The Workshop is one of the many ways in which Benedictine communities work together to strengthen our monastic charism.  After the conference, Father spent some time with family members who live in the area.  He is expected to return on Wednesday, February 22nd.

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