Summer retreat

The monks made their annual retreat with Fr. Ron Rolheiser via Zoom July 5-8. The theme of the retreat was “Wrestling with God — resistance and surrender within our journey.” It was the second year we made our retreat via Zoom because of the pandemic.

Irrigating the garden

The summer heat spell and the drought had the Abbey crew set up the garden irrigation system on June 29. It was the first time in many years we had to irrigate.

School bus serves abbey employees

Vincent Nguyen and Lydia Mai accompany their daughters, Lan and Chi, to the school bus. They are in Grades 3 and pre-school respectively. The Muenster school bus has been coming to the abbey for the past two years to pick them up.  June 28 is the last day of school.