Father Joe attended the annual Junior Conference on May 2 to 14, 2011. This year it was held at Holy Spirit Abbey in Conyers Georgia. Junior professed monks and nuns from Trappists houses in the United States Region attended. This year the topic was Sacred Scripture and there were two presenters: Fr. Charles Cummings OCSO, who lectured on the Psalms and Sister Diane Bergant, who focused on the scripture readings of the major feasts of the year and related them to the living of the vows.