As part of our ongoing preparations for the abbatial election on June 5, we have asked various abbots to come and speak to our community about the office of the abbot.
Abbot Damian Carr, O.C.S.O. of St. Joseph Abbey, Spencer (MA) spoke on the morning of Tuesday, April 24.
Abbot Matthew Stark, O.S.B., the retired abbot of Portsmouth Abbey (RI) spoke on the morning of Tuesday, May 1.
Abbot Jerome Kodell, O.S.B. of Subiaco Abbey (AR), will give the community an election workshop on Sunday and Monday, May 13-14.
Finally, the week before the election, Abbot Placid Solari, O.S.B. of Belmont Abbey (NC) will give the community its annual retreat, Monday to Friday, May 28 – June 1.