March 2, 2011

Fr. Francis Straw, Prior of Buckfast Abbey in Devon, England, finished today his quadrennial visit as Inspector of Accounts for the English Benedictine Congregation. On these occasions he comes officially to examine the accounts, the investment policies, insurance coverage and other financial matters that concern the future of St. Anselm’s. We are pleased to have the benefit of his broad experience and recommendations to sustain or improve the soundness of our financial operations. It was not all work. Prior Simon was able to show Fr. Francis the sights in and around Annapolis on a sunny, mild winter’s day. We thank him for the time and energy he puts into this very important work for all the houses of our Congregation.