We have named the bird in our photo today, “Robin,” who is still learning to fly, with our cloister garden as the testing ground.
We have been praying for rain, as the usual monsoon season seems to be delayed. Fortunately, on the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene, July 22nd, we finally got some rain. Let us hope this is the start of much needed nourishment for the earth, much in need of moisture. The arrival of rain also lowers the daytime temperatures, which of late have been in the 90s.
Our irrigation endeavors on our pasture land for our sheep, horses, donkey and chickens is paying off and the fields are green. That means virtually no need to supplement with bales of hay for the animals.
We are staying well, thanks be to God. At present some American vocation enquirers are emerging, and we will begin the careful process of discernment. Please pray for vocations for our monastery and for diocesan priesthood and religious life.
Be assured of our prayers and please keep us in yours. Thank you.
Abbot Christian and the monks