The month began with the arrival of many guests for the
celebration of the Easter Triduum. The Easter Vigil at 5:00 a.m.
is a simple service full of meaning and rich in symbols. The
readings give a the story of salvation from creation to the
resurrection. For more than 2 hours, the people are learning and
praying with songs and gestures that are a memorable experience of the
presence of God. The crowd is invited in the refectory for a
light breakfast on this happy occasion.
We sent our Dedication Day Letter
printer to inform our friends
about the latest news and to present the various projects for the
coming months. You can read it on line.
The farm work is intense with the lambing and its preparation.
The ewes began to "perform" on April 16th and at the end of the month,
200 lambs were added to the flock with a few more ewes expecting.
The coyotes stayed away so far but a bald eagle hovers over the field
at times. Visitors with children come to see the lambs and the barn
looks like a pet zoo at times. We have a llama and six donkeys
to guard the sheep. We are ready to sell a 7 month old male
donkey for $100.00 and a 5 year old male donkey for $200.00
Aug. 15th, Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by a
brunch and musical entertainment.
Emmaus Experience IX:
Friday, Oct. 8th through Monday, Oct. 11th. focusing on Biblical texts
that points to radically transformative meanings of discipleship,
church and creation. The facilitators will be Tony Bartlett,
Ann and John Hisle.