Last Friday, Father Prior flew to Europe for a three week tour during which he will hold three retreats in the UK and Ireland in company with Fr Jean de Britto and Br Basil from the abbey of Flavigny. His first stop upon arrival in England was at St Michael's Abbey in Farnborough to which he is no stranger. In fact, since the first Flavigny retreats in England in 2006, the monks have made a halt at Farnborough just about every year, allowing them to keep up with Abbot Cuthbert and community.