Fr Prior will be going to the Abbey of Randol on 2 November for an eight day retreat with the monks. He asks for your prayers, especially as this retreat will be his final preparation for the imminent foundation of Notre Dame Priory in Tasmania. After the retreat, he will drive down to Lourdes in order to ask Our Lady once again to bless the project, and then on to the Carmel of Simacourbe in order to entrust the foundation to the prayers of dear Carmelite sisters. Coming back to Flavigny on the 12th, he is scheduled to fly back to Australia on the 16th, arriving for the feast of St Gertrude the Great on the 17th. He will spend a few days in NSW before heading down to Tasmania on the 20th.