Mon 13 Feb, 2012
Tags: Adoration Chapel, Benedictine Sisters, Clyde, Conception Abbey, St. Benedict, St. Scholastica
Welcoming friends and neighbors, the monks of Conception Abbey, for the Solemnity of St. Scholastica
Once a year, usually on or right before the Solemnity of St. Scholastica, we Clyde Sisters invite the monks from Conception Abbey to come for Vespers and dinner.
We honor the story of the yearly visit of St. Benedict to his sister’s monastery to talk and pray and to keep the friendship between our two present-day monasteries refreshed.
Last year we could not host the traditional gathering at our monastery because of the renovations. Instead, the monks hosted us at their home. No matter where we gather together we always seem to enjoy the company as well as the prayer and meal.
Friday evening we again welcomed our brother monks into our home, many for the first time since we began the renovation.
Sister Ruth points out some of the monastery renovations
The Spirit was with us as we caught up on events with one another, processed into our Adoration Chapel to chant Vespers together, and as we gathered around a very festive common table for a meal of choice foods.
We thank God for the opportunity to once again celebrate the life of St. Scholastica, to host our brother monks and for the blessings of their friendship and spiritual guidance. God indeed has blessed us abundantly.