Suscipe me Domine
This morning at Holy Mass we renew our profession, re-commiting ourselves to our promises of stability, conversion to a monastic manner of life and obedience that we each made on the day of our profession.
That's why retreat is so important. Sometimes we can get so busy with the needs and cares of daily life, that we can forget that first fervor, that first love that initially brought each of us to the monastery.
We all need to take time to step aside and let God renew us. We hope that these reflections we have shared with you over the last few days have been a gift in your lives, as these days of retreat have been for all of us. Together, let us pray the verse that we will sing at Mass, echoing that first time we sang it on our profession day: