Father Vincent Burke, a Divine Word Missionary (aka SVD), was scheduled to say Mass at the Monastery on Tuesday and invited Monsignor Thomas to concelebrate the Eucharist with him.
Monsignor Thomas is from Ghana and was Vicar General of a Diocese there. Since than Monsignor Thomas has been on a sabbatical at St. Paul Minnesota. Monsignor found the weather cold, colder and coldest in this midwest city very unlike the weather in Africa.
May God bless his ministry as he returns after the year.