For the second consecutive year, the monastic community invited the women Religious within the Diocese of Birmingham to join them for a Day of Reflection during Advent. This year, the reflection day was led by Fr. John McDonald, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Anniston, AL, and a priest of our diocese. It was a wonderful day of listening and learning together, sharing together in Eucharist with Fr. McDonald presiding, and simply enjoying being together. Six different Religious Orders and Congregations were represented.