I got home from South Africa in time to start Lent with my West Park Brothers. Lent is usually a busy season in our Guesthouse and it is also a season when Brothers go out on missions.
Br. Joseph Wallace-Williams is on mission in San Antonio, Texas for the week.
|Br. Joseph leading reflections in the chapel of St Paul's Episcopal Montessori School|
Brothers Josép and Aidan went to Kent School for a day at the invitation of their Chaplain, The Rev. Kate Kelderman. Kent School was founded as a work of the Order of the Holy Cross (OHC) in 1906. Its driving force and first Principal was Father Frederick Herbert Sill who toiled at the school until his death in 1952. The school became independent from OHC in the fourties.
Br. Josép addressed the students about monastic values and as the good choirmaster that he is couldn't help himself but get them to sing with him.
This week, the temperature got into the fifties for a day and that was enough for Br. Aidan to visit our gardens to see how they are shaping up as Spring points at the horizon. Well, it's official: the hellebores are coming up! Surely, the snowbells and croci can't be far behind.
|From left, clockwise: frequent visitor and garden volunteer Beth Gutwin from Williston, VT; |
and hellebore buds peeping from the flower beds.
|From left, clockwise, the old cemetery cross; the old oak in the Little Cloister;|
Br. Rafael listening to the news from Bros. Aidan and Richard.
|Ice floes on the Hudson break the reflections of the pre-dawn light. |
The view from my cell on Sunday morning.