On March 1, the Feast of St. David of Wales, Fr. Richard was received by the Monks of New Camaldoli in Big Sur as an Oblate of their Order. During Vespers, Prior Fr. Cyprian Consiglio received Richard’s commitment to live by the Camaldolese Rule for Oblates and bestowed on him the oblate medallion. He was received with the Passing of the Peace by the monks and oblates in attendance. The accompanying picture shows Fr. Richard wearing the medallion next to the icon at the entrance to the Chapel.