Many of our junior monks and nuns (those who have made simple vows), with several of our recently professed monks and nuns, gathered at Gethsemani Abbey from June 1 - 13. Fr. Michael Casey of Tarrawarra Abbey in Australia presented conferences on our OCSO Constitutions and our Cistercian patrimony, focusing on Bernard, Aelred, Guerric, and Beatrice of Nazareth.
Our juniors enjoy this time together, to get to experience life in another community, to share experiences with other juniors and to hike a new landscape. On our final evening together, we shared some music with our gracious hosts, the brothers of Gethsemani.