The farm team had to worry about the sheep
being attacked by a bald eagle. After killing more than a dozen
lambs and wounding 2 ewes (who died later) the eagle stopped coming
after we installed scarecrows in the form of aluminum plates swiveling
and banging on the posts. Br.
John Thompson represented the community for the General Chapter
of the American Cassinese Congregation held in Cullman AL. from the
13th to the 19th of June. On June 19th, Fr. James celebrated his 83rd.
birthday; a sore leg prevented him from attending the General
On June 21st., Fr. Martin had
a day surgery to relieve some back pains; the doctor injected some
cement between damaged discs. He feels much better. Br. William was sent to St. Joseph's
Hospital for tests related to his Parkinson's disease. His
condition is getting worse and he will need skilled nursing . On June
26th, Fr. Jonathan Licari from
St.John's Abbey, Collegeville MN, conducted our annual retreat on the
theme of interior and exterior peace through forgiveness. Our
automatic dishwasher gave up after 28 years of faithful service; while
we are waiting for a replacement, we gather around the sink to wash the
dishes by hand. The replacement of the pipe line for our water
is about to begin. We are grateful for all those who contributed
for that project.
Dedication Day: Aug. 15th, Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by a
brunch and musical entertainment.
Emmaus Experience IX: From
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.
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