Mt. Carmel Pilgrimage

The 99th annual pilgrimage at Mt. Carmel was celebrated Sunday, July 18. It turned out to be a beautiful, cool day with more than 300 pilgrims present. Bishop Mark Hagemoen presided at the festive Mass.

Br. Denys makes first vows

Br. Denys Janiga professed temporary vows at Sts. Peter and Paul Abbey Church on July 10, 2021. He has completed his novitiate year and is looking forward to priesthood studies at Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary in Minnesota this fall.

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.