Mount Saviour Monastery
On Shrove Tuesday, we have the custom of spending the day in a
leisurely way. Some went to Itaca for an outing and at the end of
the day we gathered in the common room to see the movie Shrek.
Then Lent begins the next day with the regular fast and personal
resolutions to prepare for Easter. Br. James Kelly went to So,
Carolina to give a series of talks. The winter months are not so
busy with guests except for some groups of students on week-ends.
It allowed for some interior painting in the Casas and St.
Peter's. On February 15, we discovered our first lamb in the
field. After inspecting the flock, we estimated that about 40
ewes were about to give birth within days. We knew that a 6 month
ram had gone through the fence, last September. Since our breed
come in heat in cold weather, we were hoping that the "damage" would be
minimal. At the end of the month, 48 ewes had given birth to 91
lambs. We had to improvise space in the barn yard to accommodate
the new lambs and their mothers because the snow was too deep in the
fields. Enrique and Sara
(Chali) Govantes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and
were invited to join the monks for a festive dinner. Since they
retired in one of the original farm houses (St. James'), they
volunteered many years (18) of faithful service to the community.