January 22, 2013

From January 17-22 we were pleased to welcome our Abbot President Richard Yeo for a short visit, the first time he had been with us for a couple years. On his final evening in Washington, January 21, Abbot Richard met with all of us to talk about some of his recent work for the English Benedictine Congregation and for the worldwide Benedictine Confederation. In the picture, Abbot Richard is seated at the left on the couch. Earlier that day he was among the large crowd who attended President Obama’s inauguration downtown. The next morning he traveled north by train for a similar visit at our sister abbey in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This coming July Abbot Richard will be presiding at the quadrennial General Chapter meeting of our congregation, to be held at Belmont Abbey in Herefordshire.