Today Father Benedict (pictured above as a novice in 2011) and Mikkel are at Subiaco, the cradle of Benedictine life. Our good friends, the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (A.S.C.J. Sisters) were kind enough to organise the pilgrimage from Rome.
Father Benedict had the privilege of offering Holy Mass there, praying for Silverstream Priory and for the men who will be entering Silverstream in the course of the new year.
O God Who didst lead our holy Father Saint Benedict into solitude that he might become to Thee the father of many children in Christ, grant to those who taste of the heavenly manna of the Eucharist to know Thy way in this world and happily to arrive at Thy rest. Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee livest and reignest in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God forever and ever. Amen. (From the old Paris Missal; recitedly nightly after Compline at Silverstream Priory)