The community Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Abbot Robert Barnes will preside and Fr. James Orthmann will preach. The choir will chant the Veni Sancte Spiritus, the Gregorian Sequence preceding the Gospel. Benediction will be celebrated after Vespers (5:30 PM).
Our Lay Cistercians are with us in the Guest House for their annual retreat and new members will profess their vows after Midday Prayer on Saturday, 26 May.