The Holy Cross Abbey community will observe its annual retreat from Sunday evening, 2 March, through Thursday, 6 March. The Retreat Master is Fr. Stephen Verbest, OCSO of New Melleray Abbey in Peosta, Iowa. Fr. Stephen serves his community as Novice Director, among other responsibilities and will be giving us one 30 minute conference each evening of the retreat. We will be holding all of you in prayer; please keep us in your prayers that the retreat will bring us to a deeper conversion to the Lord.