Mar 11 – On Conversion

Abbot Peter Verhalen Abbot Peter Verhalen, O.Cist., Abbot of Our Lady of Dallas, will preach our annual community retreat this week. The retreat content is based on St. Bernard’s treatise On Conversion. Abbot Peter has provided a new translation to us by Fr. Stephen Gregg, O.Cist.

  • Our retreat will be from Mar. 11-17.
  • Each morning Abbot Peter will present a conference to us.
  • Fr. Mark is encouraging us to work 1/2 days and use the extra time for prayer and reflection.
  • Our guesthouse will be closed for the retreat week.
from Constitutions and Statutes: of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance
C. 20 – Mindfulness of God

ST 20.A – Each year all the brothers are to make a retreat of at least six days.