Around the Abbey

O.Cist. Visitor

For the past 2 weeks we had a visitor from the Cistercian Common Observance, a cousin so to speak, of our OCSO branch.  Sr. Tran from Vietnam is studying theology at the Divine Word Seminary in Epworth , Iowa.  She is on summer break and wanted  to have a few weeks in a monastery as she is missing monastic life.  We were delighted to have her.  Sr. Tran prepared a traditional Vietnamese celebration meal for us for the Feast of St. Benedict.  It was delicious!  She promises to return for Thanksgiving break and Christmas.

Wrapping spring rolls
Fresh ingredients
Spring Rolls
Chicken dish
Sauce for Spring Rolls
Pork Noodle Soup
Sr. Tran with Sr. Grace