The monks, Oblates and friends of St. Peter’s Abbey celebrated the Feast of St. Benedict on March 21.
They gathered for Mass and then a festive dinner.
Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB holds a cake commemorating the event.
A cactus plant replaces flowers in the Abbey church during Lent. The cactus reminds us of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. A simple cross also replaces the more ornate one used during the rest of the year.