have the custom of gathering in the monks' cemetery after None on
November 2nd. to remember the monks and the faithful departed who are enjoying
eternal rest. This year, we remember especially 4 persons who were
closely connected with the monastery over the years: Helen
, an artist who built a house next to our property, Uli
who took care of the ladies' guesthouse for many years, Br.
who was the practical force of the first years of this
foundation and John Boler
who settled in the Annex after retiring as a Philosophy professor.
On the farm, we have to wait until November to collect our monetary
reward; Br. Bruno
made 5 trips
with sheep to the auction. Before Thanksgiving, we divide the flock
in 5 groups for the breeding season. It is a crucial period as we
plan our work for the coming spring. We accepted a grant from the
Dept. of Agriculture to improve our fences. Br.
Bruno and John Mercer
pounded dozens of posts before the ground
Many groups were received in the guest houses including some boys and
girls from the Family School Foundation on separate week ends. The
Friends of the monastery organized a series of lectures and the first lecturer
was Ron Cassetti
, the architect
of the new buildings. On November 24th, Fr.
, a retired priest in residence, spent a couple days
at the hospital for a pacemaker implant.