Mount Saviour Monastery

February 2005

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.

Lambing in February

Monthly Meetings of the Friends of Mount Saviour:
March 6: Brueggemann continued.
April 3: Easter: Reading: Raymond Brown, "Risen Christ Easter time.

Coming Events: The Mount Saviour Monastery Series:
The Paschal Mystery  of Jesus Christ
March 11, 12,13 , 2005

The Pascal Triduum:
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday 3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Paschal Vigil 4:00 a.m. Celebration of the Lord's Resurrection

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