The Easter Season, also called Paschaltide, extends from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday, fifty days in all. With Easter this year on April 4th and Pentecost on May 23rd, we are already almost halfway through Paschaltide. Tempus fugit.

With the desiduous trees in our canyon coming into bloom and leaf, our pasture land too is turning green, aided by our extensive irrigation system. Our sheep, now numbering thirteen adult ewes and ten lambs, as well as Matty the guard donkey, all seem to be enjoying the tender grass now springing up in abundance.

The photograph today, taken just after sunset on April 23rd, captures fleeting clouds that evoke some sort of exotic creature flying by in the sky.

With our prayers for a blessed Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepard Sunday. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you.

Abbot Christian and the monks