spent the Christmas Holidays at the hospital
and in a nursing care facility to deal with his Parkinson's Disease and
for related complications. He is learning how to cope with his
handicap and look forward to his return. At the beginning of the
month our three octogenarians caught a nasty virus that upset their
stomachs badly. Others had a mild version of the infection.
For the week-end of Jan. 16th, the Knitters' Retreat brought a large
group to share spiritual thoughts and technical skills. They
invited the monks for the Sunday dinner. We watched the
inauguration ceremony of the new president and witnessed a memorable
piece of history. On Jan. 26th. our friend and neighbor, Helen Siegl
died after a long
illness. She never forgot the birthday of each monk and would
provide a box of Austrian pastry for the occasion. At Easter, she
decorated an Easter egg
for each monk with his
name. Her talents and her love for all creatures will be
remembered for years .
Damasus Winzen Memorial Lecture – the 7th annual lecture series
given by Sister Judith Kubicki on Sunday May 3rd.