I was going to make a post about these two recent happenings, but I'll encourage you to mosey on over to Gift & Mystery to read Fr. Stephen's quality descriptions.
I would only add that it was nice indeed to pray the Divine Office in common with the 23 priests who were present. We also had a Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday night after the evening conference. It was wonderful to join together with my fellow priests in community to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. I had the particular petition of vocations to Holy Cross in my heart. The harvest is plenty but the laborers are few.