Four young men have come to the monastery to work and pray with us during this Monastic Experience Weekend. They are discerning a call to our life; discern comes from the Latin meaning "to sift." They are "sifting" their many attractions to find their deepest desire. They are reminded by wise senior monks that Christ's call is his dream for them to be with him. Wanting to know what God wants for them, they come to realize that, even as his call may be challenging, he desires their happiness and peace and fulfillment. Finding their vocation will mean learning that what matters most is where the Lord can find them best, where they can be most available to his love.Autumn landscapes at the Abbey photographed by Charles O'Connor.