St. Hildegard professed members’ Judith Liro, and Virginia Marie Rincon recently attended the CAROA-NAECC conference in Toronto Canada. We worshipped, experienced the profoundness of silence, gathered in fellowship and attended a lecture on the use of social media in our communities. Our community, St. Hildegard shared the Mass of Mary Magdala in song with the various religious communities in the beautiful chapel of St. John the Divine Convent. Sister Judith sung the mass and sister Virginia Marie offered the ceremony of the Four Directions as the opening prayer. Sister Greta Ronningen co-founder of The Community of Divine Love and co-director of Prism Restorative Justice in Los Angeles also joined us at the altar with her gifts. We are forever grateful for all the help from the sisters from St. John the Divine in preparing the chapel for the liturgy. It was a great gathering and we left inspired for our future and the future of other religious communities.