Last Monday, Vance Greenway our "senior" postulant fixed us apple and walnut pancakes for our Sabbath breakfast. There were many smiling faces in the West Atrium that morning! Later in the day, I found our youngest and oldest members in conference over origami. Br. Laurence was teaching various origami foldings to Max Esmus, our "junior" postulant. Our inter-generational age difference has now stretched to 64 years between Laurence and Max.
|Sabbath day blessings. From top left, clockwise: our postulant Vance Greenway preparing delicious pancakes for the community; Br. Laurence and our postulant Max Esmus sharing in the joys of origami.|
trophic cascade in an ecological system. Wolves, anyone?
This Friday, Br. Aidan left for a four-day pre-profession retreat at the New Skete Monasteries, in Cambridge, NY. Keep him in prayer as he prepares for his big day (this coming Tuesday).
This week, we had parish groups and a large Centering Prayer retreat, led by Leslee Terpay with whom I will lead a Centering Prayer Intensive here in May. The Guesthouse was in continued silence until Friday and guests basked in it. And as always, we welcomed many individuals.
|From left, clockwise: a guest admires the icon of St Augustine a the entrance of our homonymous church; Br. John led the parish retreat of St James, Langhorne, PA; I was bellringer this week (my shadow in choir cowl and the tip of the bellrope).|