Mount Saviour Monastery
In May, the sheep kept us busy. During the three weeks of lambing, Br.
Pierre and Br. Antonio, went to the barn every day at six a.m. to move
the newborn lambs to the "maternity ward" or to help any ewes in trouble.
Every 2 or 3 hours, the shepherd checked the barn for new lambs or and
necessary chores. We had a good season with few casualties and 207 lambs
from 119 ewes. On May 12th, we vaccinated all the lambs and put a
rubber band around their tails. On May 22nd. Gwen Inman was
able to shear two dozen yearlings and 13 rams. The next day, 130
ewes lost their coat of wool and their babies received another shot of
vaccine. After a well deserved meal, we ended the day with the first Vespers
of Pentecost under the lit candles. Many families come to see the shearing
operation or to help. The visitors could see a demonstration with
spinning wheels. It is a time to renew friendship with other guests
who have been coming here for many years.
Dedication Day, August 16th: Mass at 10:00 a.m. followed by
a brunch and musical entertainment.