June 5-10, 2023 – Mother Giovanna visits us from Matutum to give us conferences on St. Bernard

Every year, the Abbey holds a special series of conferences meant to provide its main ongoing formation program for the year.

This year, we were pleased to welcome M. Giovanna from the Abbey of Matutum in the Philippines. She travelled half-way around the world to give us a series of six conferences on St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Her conferences contained many insights from the many years of her admiration for and deep reading of Bernard.

On Sunday evening, the community held a special Gaudeamus (“Let us rejoice”), a speaking supper which usually involves some pizza and ice cream, no exception in this case, to convey our gratitude for her teaching and her lively presence among us.