Our silent hike up to Wallace Falls was peaceful and beautiful as one might expect. Before we set out, Fr. Bloom (Mary Ann and Allan's priest at St. Mary of the Valley in Monroe) gave us a few things to contemplate during a beautiful mass and blessing. Brother Mark reiterated some important points right before our hike and on the way back we enjoyed pleasant conversation ending in prayer. Our thanks to Br. Mark and praise God for the beautiful weather and company.