Wednesday, October 13th our community welcomed a new
“friend”. Adopted from a local shelter, our
new animal companion is adjusting to his new home
very well! Animals have always been part of
our history here in Oxford. As four legged
friends of the community, dogs have also served as
members of our welcoming committee for the youth who
come to Subiaco Retreat House. Our previous
dog, “Roxie” unfortunately succumbed to a tumor this
past June. Three months later, our Prior, Fr.
Damien Gjonaj told the community that he felt it was
the right time for the monastery to adopt a new
pet. He asked Frs. Michael Green and
Gregory-David Jones to search the shelters for
adoptable canines. Surprisingly, it took just
a week for them to find this stray whose temperament
and personality seem to be a perfect fit.
After some initial training and observation,
“Dudley” is becoming acquainted with his
surroundings and is becoming a joyful addition to
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