Friday, March 23, 2012

High Feast -- High Meal

In Benedictine communities, one can determine a feast day by the meal that is prepared and served. The higher the feast, the more elaborate the meal.

Below are a few photos of the ambience and steak meal the students enjoyed for the Solemnity of the Passing of St. Benedict on March 21, 2012. This was the noon meal -- served for the whole community of Mount Michael. The monks celebrated later that day with an appropriate meal after Second Vespers of the Solemnity!

Providing a meal like this is practicing hospitality and for Benedictines the dining room and meals are really extensions of the Chapel and the Eucharistic meal.

I would imagine -- if most students were asked-- they would say they enjoyed this meal. I, personally, know that that is what Kenny Batenhorst said.

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