Around the Abbey

AIC hosted at OLM

Once or twice a year the Associates of Iowa Cistercian come to our abbey for their monthly meeting. The lay group, affiliated with both our abbey and New Melleray Abbey, strive to live the Cistercian values in the world.  The meeting usually takes place at New Melleray Abbey because of the larger space. The group comes to Sext and None with Sr. Chris, our choir director, leading the group.

There is always a teaching on a topic pertaining to Cistercian life.  This month, Dom Mark gave a teaching on the Rule of St. Benedict in a very creative way.  He used art  as a tool to teach about the Rule.  This provoked a very lively and enthusiastic discussion in the afternoon session.