During last Sunday's Chapter, Brother Michael pronounced his simple vows and was clothed in the black scapular and leather belt of the professed. We rejoice with him. The ceremony began with Dom Damian asking Brother Michael, "What do you seek?" Michael responded, "The mercy of God and of the Order." This brief dialogue reminded all of us that our life as monks is a life of total, loving dependence on Christ our Savior who constantly invites us to draw water in joy from the fountains of his mercy.