Monastic Retreat May 2017

Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB welcomed Abbot Elias Lorenzo, OSB, retreat master, to St. Peter’s Abbey for the 2017 monastic retreat.

Abbot Elias addressed: Scripture in the Rule of St. Benedict. The retreat was held May 1 to 4.

Fr. Joseph Ackerman, 92, left, and Br. Wolfgang Thiem, 93, were the oldest Benedictines attending the annual retreat of St. Peter’s Abbey.

St. Peter’s Abbey monks celebrate Vespers in cemetery during 2017 retreat.

Kitchen Renovations: April 29 2017

Br. Kurt Van Kuren, OSB washes dishes in the monastic refectory.

The automatic dishwasher is out of service while the kitchen is being renovated.

Brother Kurt checks out the new coat of paint on the kitchen during its renovations
in April 2017. The kitchen staff is pleased with its new look.