Spring clean up

While spring is a welcome season at the abbey, it also involves cleaning up the gardens and grounds. In late April, Our novices helped pick some stones from the garden, assisted by two guests, Jan and Joseph.

Grass fire

A grass fire on Abbey land north of Highway 5 occurred on Easter Monday. It burnt up a section of the grass in the tree grove planted some years ago.

Lent at the Abbey

A cactus plant replaces flowers in the Abbey church during Lent. The cactus reminds us of the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert. A simple cross also replaces the more ornate one used during the rest of the year.

Canadians at Benedictine workshop

Canadians at Benedictine workshop

Three Canadians attended a workshop at Saint Bernard’s Abbey in Cullman, Alabama.
There were 65 abbots and prioresses present. Sister Barbara of Nanaimo is on the
right and Sister Virginia of Winnipeg is on the left.

Deer on Abbey grounds

Each winter Whitetail deer use the Abbey grounds and the protection of the woods. In
winter they come to eat in the Abbey Garden. This February close to 20 deer have
their supper at 5:30 in the corn patch.

Whitetail deer feel free to roam around the Abbey grounds.

Development and Peace

St. Peter’s Abbey was well represented at the Development and Peace meeting, Feb. 3, at St. Augustine Parish, Humboldt.
Br. Basil Schaan, OSB, Candidate Edmundo Cruz and Fr. Lawrence DeMong, OSB were in attendance.
With them are George Burton of St. Augustine Parish, left, and Sr. Miriam Spenrath, OSU, Muenster.
Fr. Paul Paproski, OSB, photographer, was also in attendance.

Candidates Tour

Daniel Rosowsky, left, live-in at St. Peter’s Abbey, and Candidates Edmundo Cruz and Robert Janiga, stand outside North Star Pottery, west of Humboldt. They visited the business on January 18.

Mel Bolen of North Star Pottery, west of Humboldt, explains his business to: from left, Robert Janiga, Daniel Rosowsky and Edmundo Cruz. Robert and Edmundo are candidates at St. Peter’s Abbey. Daniel is a live-in. North Star Pottery is in the former Immaculate Conception Church that was purchased by Mel Bolen in 1974. The church closed in 1965.

Father Joseph visits Abbey

Fr. Joseph spent more than a week at the Abbey in the middle part of December due to
a need to clean his room at Bruno. At age 94, he is the oldest member of our
community. Here he joins the community for breakfast on Dec. 23.

Birthday party

Marikay Falby celebrated her 80th birthday in Saskatoon on Monday, Dec. 10. She is a
long time Benedictine Oblate of St. Peter’s Abbey. Abbot Peter was one of the 50
guests she invited to her party