Our much-anticipated greenhouse is now under construction, and within the next few weeks should be completed. It is located in one of our lower fields, dedicated to Saint Fiacre.

A crew of our own monks is doing the work of building the greenhouse and the progress is evident each day. We hope to begin planting once the interior of the greenhouse has proper beds and an irrigation system. We see that as being early next year, the fifty-eighth anniversary of this Monastery’s existence.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, New Mexico, we were able to purchase the greenhouse and ultimately hope to grow vegetables year round.

Our “out-in-the-open” summer vegetable gardens of recent years have met with limited success, due to nightly visits by deer and other wildlife. A “genuine greenhouse” should help eliviate the setbacks of the past.

We are deeply grateful to the Catholic Foundation of our Archdiocese for their help, and to all who assist us in any way in our agricultural and other endeavors in this beautiful part of the world.

With the assurance of our daily prayers and we are grateful for your,

Abbot Christian and the monks