The monastic community had its annual retreat from August 15-19, with talks being given by Sister Lynn McKenzie on some basic aspects of Benedictine life.  Sister Lynn is present of the Congregation of St. Scholastica and also the moderator of the worldwide group that promotes collaboration among all communities of Benedictine women. It is called Communio Internationalis Benedictinarum.  Sister Lynn’s talks were very much appreciated by all of our monks.