Visitation of Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
Today Fr. Mark made the trip “over the pond” to Mount Saint Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire, England to conduct the Regular Visitation of New Melleray’s daughter house. Fr. Jonah is accompanying Fr. Mark on the trip which will include stops at several former and active communities. The trip will conclude at Mount Melleray in County Waterford, Ireland. New Melleray was founded by monks of Mount Melleray back in 1849.
from Constitutions and Statutes: of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance
C.75.2 “The purpose of the regular visitation is to strengthen and supplement the pastoral action of the local abbot, to correct it where necessary, and to motivate the brothers to lead the Cistercian life with a renewed spiritual fervor”