Fr. Joe celebrated his 96th birthday at the Abbey on September 20. He is the oldest monk of St. Peter’s Abbey.
The U-pick corn season opened at the Abbey on August 29. Many neighbours look forward to coming and picking their own fresh corn.
On August 12 Fr. Paul was joined by family and friends to celebrate the 14th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Congratulations Fr. Paul!
Br. Basil checks out the solar street light he installed on Saturday, August 1.
Picking this year’s crop of Saskatoon berries begins on July 22. Freda and Ardel Paproski came for the annual event, assisted by residents of St. Peter’s Abbey. Abbey guest Joseph washes the berries before they get packaged and frozen.
Renovations have begun to the foyer of the St. Peter’s College gym and arena. The new roof is being put on the flat roof and is expected to be completed in a month’s time.
The Muenster Parish had a farewell celebration for Fr. Paul on Sunday afternoon July 12 at St. Peter’s Abbey. Fr. Paul has been Pastor at the Muenster Parish for five years and is being replaced by Father Demetrius.
The celebration included a ride to the Parish for morning mass in a special convertible car and a come-and-go tea in the afternoon. The car was manufactured in 1963, the same year Fr. Paul was born.
Sister Miriam Spenrath joined the Benedict community for supper on Sunday, May 31. She has lived in Muenster for the last 49 years. She arrived in 1971 to start the Saint Peter’s alternate high school where she served as principal until 1996. She will be moving to Trinity Manor in Saskatoon.
Vietnamese guest Joseph Do presented her with a paper flower and a unique farewell card.
Br. Luis Cruz, left, Br. Benedict Van Ginkel and Br. Denys Janiga, OSB visited the former train station in Rosthern where the first settlers arrived in 1903 to St. Peter’s Colony.
The first settlers arrived in 1903 by rail to Rosthern and traveled by foot or horse to their new homesteads some 100 kilometres away.
The train station is now an arts centre.
Abbot Peter Novecosky, OSB, and Bishop Mark Hagemoen of the Diocese of Saskatoon visit with Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk, OSB.
They were among the participants of the annual Knights of Columbus Clergy Sports Day.
Fr. Demetrius, guest master of St. Peter’s Abbey, helped facilitate the event.
Bishop Mark Hagemoen kicks the ball past Br. Denys Janiga, OSB at the Annual Knights of Columbus Clergy Sports Day.
The event was held July 15 and 16 at St. Peter’s Abbey.
Soccer was one of the popular activities.
When Abbot Peter celebrated Sunday mass at Biggar and Landis May 12, he visited the site of the major Prairie grass and bush fire there at the end of April.