On federal holidays during the warmer months (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day) we usually have a cookout, at which Fr. Philip grills the hamburgers and hot dogs. Below is a photograph of Br. John Baptist Santa Ana, who will be living at the abbey for a couple of years as he does theological studies at the nearby Dominican House of Studies. He is a monk of St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo, California, which was threatened by the Bobcat Fire in the hilly country northeast of Los Angeles. His fellow monks had to evacuate the monastery, but the buildings themselves were spared, even though damage to the electrical infrastructure means that this will have to be repaired before the monks can return.
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