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Nuns from the Monastery of Our Lady of Peace celebrate the Solemnity of St. Scholastica with the monks of the Abbey of St. Gerard

Following the tradition of brothers Benedict and Scholastica of meeting for spiritual conversations and prayers, the sisters of Nossa Senhora da Paz Monastery, in Itapecerica da Serra, SP, met once again on February 10 with the monks of São Geraldo Abbey to pray the First Vespers of the Solemnity of Saint Scholastica and then, in a joyful and fraternal meeting, celebrated the union of these Benedictine communities!

Present were Abbot Cristiano Oliveira Carvalho, OSB and his monks, the Cistercian abbot Luís Alberto Ruas Santos, OCist, of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Assumption of Hardehausen, in Itatinga, SP, and also Friar Hilton Farias de Souza, OFM, Minister Provincial of the Holy Cross Province of the Order of Friars Minor, in Belo Horizonte, who is staying at the monastery.

The celebration was presided over by Abbot Luis Alberto, OCist. and concelebrated by Br. Hilton, OFM who commemorated our patron saint and intercessor with us. Saint Scholastica, pray for us!

Text and Photos: Communication Our Lady of Peace Monastery

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