Last month, Dom Juan Javier Martin Hernandez, abbot of San Isidro de Duenas in Spain along with Brother Angel Luis, also a monk of San Isidro, made a brief visit to New Clairvaux. The Abbey of San Isidro is located north of Madrid, Spain. Dom Juan Javier was chosen as abbot to lead the community of 30 monks last year in March. Both he and Brother Angel had the opportunity to share about their monastery to the monks of Vina. It was especially interesting to hear about San Rafael Baron, a monk of their monastery who was canonized in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI. We thank Dom Juan Javier and Brother Angel.
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