Last weekend we travelled to St. Louis. My cousin Michael took his solemn vows to be a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of St. Louis. There ceremony was 1 hr 45 min (sans Lily and Bridget :)) and was absolutely gorgeous. There was lots of Latin and chanting...definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Michael (Brother John now) will be continuting his studies in Washington D.C. this fall, so keep him in your prayers. Below is a picture he painted...absolutely amazing and definitely a talent I didn't know about him!!!!!