Frances Swyripa continues to update the abbey archives. She came here March
1 and is staying several months, as she has for the past 4 years. Frances
is a retired history professor from the University of Alberta
Each Sunday during Lent a different symbol was carried to the altar as part of the Share Lent program. The symbols included soil, work gloves, a house, and a dove symbolizing peace. The symbols reminded the monks of what gives dignity to people in our world. Br. Benedict and Br. Basil look at the display on Solidarity Sunday, March 13.
Brother Benedict went on an eight night cruise to the south Caribbean Islands for his holidays in 2016. While docked at the Port in Miami, Florida, 3600 passengers and 1300 staff boarded the Carnival Breeze Ship. Once loaded the ship sailed quickly to the south in search of hot temperatures. The ship stopped in Grand Turk, La Romana (Dom. Rep.), Aruba and Curacao. There was a lot to do on the ship, on land and all food was included. Benedict sampled different foods and three times for lunch a “Guy’s Burger” and fries. Ten relatives enjoyed this dreamlike adventure.