On the Feast of Epiphany, we welcomed the various tradesmen and others for a festive lunch in gratitude for their services and help throughout the year. Many were not able to make the rendezvous, but they were not forgotten.
Father Abbot, along with several brothers, went to Saint-Cecilia's for the funeral of sister Marie-Claude Spillmann who died on 18 January at the age of 86.
During the week of prayer for the unity of Christians, our friend the pastor Alain Joly graced us with his presence and gave us two conferences, one on Luther and mercy, the other was comprised of a commentary on a Bach cantata. Both were greatly appreciated.
To close the year of the consecrated life in the Church, our sisters at Saint-Cecilia's invited the entire community for a fraternal recreation on 30 January, the anniversary of the death of Dom Guéranger. On both sides of the sanctuary where the heart of Dom Guéranger is buried, both choirs sung Vespers manifested our unity and our gratitude.