The Diocese of Aberdeen has recently welcomed Sisters from two new African Congregations. Three Daughters of Divine Love are now established in Inverness, and three Holy Family Sisters of the Needy in Aberdeen.
On Monday 15 August, Solemnity of the Assumption, these Sisters came to Pluscarden for a fraternal exchange with our own community. Unfortunately not all our brethren were able to be present for that: but still the occasion was a very happy one, and blessed also by warm sunshine. The Sisters were given a guided tour, joined in praying the Office of None, then took tea with the monks in the Cloister garden. In the course of that they explained something of their charism and work: certainly a source of new encouragement and inspiration for all.