Brother Michael’s last visit to his family included a trip to the seminary at Spisska Kapitula. The seminary and cathedral are a little walled town. We were very impressed by the spirit of the seminary community there. The seminarians, looking down from their windows, are able to see the bishop chopping wood for the fire in his garden and cutting the grass with a scythe.
Our abbot sang the seminary Mass in Latin and Brother Michael translated a short sermon in which the abbot spoke about the Papal visit, the English martyrs, and the Ordinariate newly-established in England.
Brother Michael’s parents were very welcoming and their food was delicious!