Monastery News Page
April 02, 2019

Benedictine Leaders' Workshop
      From February 22nd through the 26th our Prior, Fr. Damien Gjonaj attended the annual Abbots and Priors Workshop at St. Bernard Abbey in Coleman, Alabama.  This event is a gathering of the leaders of the various men’s and women’s Benedictine communities throughout the United States.  This year, the speakers were Abbot Primate Gregory Poland and Sr. Susan Hutchens.  The theme of the workshop was, “As We Wait in Joyful Hope”.  The focus of the presentations was essentially on how hope gives meaning and direction to faith and charity.  This was an affirmation to our vocation as disciples of St. Benedict this “theme” what our witness offers by its very nature.  The workshop was a great opportunity for Fr. Damien to learn and interact with monastery leaders as well as re-connect with many long-time acquaintances.

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