As garden flowers fade–in this case peonies–they become perfect bedding for the hen house, dedicated to Saint Brigid of Kildare.

Our flock of forty-five is thriving and producing two to three dozen eggs each day. The hens have a large space to roam in Abbotsfield, so they are fully fledged “free range” chickens.

As we draw closer to the official beginning of summer, technically on June 20th, Father’s Day this year, daytime temperatures are already in the high 80s. The lack of humidity in the air makes the weather pleasant, though.

That being said, moisture is very much needed in the great Southwest. We are praying daily for rainfall.

We also keep the needs and intentions of our families, friends, benefactors and oblates in our prayers.

We are now open to day visitors, every day of the week, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, to the church, Giftshop and Art Gallery. People are returning once again. Sunday Mass is at 9:15 am.

Abbot Christian and the monks