This month, two novices transitioned to junior monks after
professing temporary vows before the community, and the monastery
welcomed a new novice; Archabbot Justin presided over Mass for
the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, and seminarians from around
the country made their way to the Hill for the start of a new
These celebrations and new beginnings are a powerful reminder to
me of the work of the Holy Spirit. It is through that work that He
stirs within our hearts the desire to serve God through our
vocation and joyfully remember God's plan of salvation.
Photos taken by Krista Hall and Charles Penalosa.