Not quite spring yet

A snowstorm on April 8 created new snow banks too deep to drive through. Father Demetrius tried to shovel out this car but it needed a pull to get out of the snowbank on April 9.

Development & Peace Sunday at the Abbey

The fifth Sunday of Lent is the tradition when Development and Peace proclaims its social justice message. This year the symbols remind us of the Amazon region and the challenges the people there are facing. The symbols used on March 29 at the Abbey include a burnt branch, a feather, a pot of soil with some stones and a plant.

Weather report

Abbey guest Joseph checks the weather and makes a report twice a day. This continues a tradition of almost 120 years at Saint Peter’s Abbey.

As the March 28 temperature indicates, spring is on the way and that makes everyone happy.

Season of Lent

The season of Lent started on Ash Wednesday, February 26. The flowers around the altar in church were replace with a cactus. The cactus reminds us of the desert with John the Baptist preaching repentance and where Jesus fasted and prayed for 40 days.