January 11, 2022

Christmas 2021

 We Had a wonderful Christmas and Christmas season.  Our tree was particularly beautiful this year.  Our postulants Annie and Mary with Sr. Myra went out to our woods to get our tree.  We put up our Christmas decorations the day before Christmas Eve and light the tree Christmas Eve evening.  Our decorations come down the day after the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the end of the Christmas season.
Bringing in the tree

Decorating

Decorating
Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christmas Play


Christmas Evening





November 26, 2021

Gift Shop Open for Christmas Purchases

 

We are opening our gift shop to accommodate those who want to come out and buy candy at the abbey.

We will be open from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM  Thursday, Friday and Saturday

November 26th until December 17th

and then Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday December 20th through the 22nd.

July 22, 2021

MEET SAMMY

Back in May Sr. Joan's dog died.  When she lived in her hermitage for over 30 years she always had a dog.  When she came to live in the infirmary she really missed having a dog.  It was a difficult transition for her so we decided to help in the transition we would get her a dog.  By the end of May we were searching for another dog and found Sammy.  Sammy is a puppy but is quickly learning about good behavior in the abbey infirmary.  He is very playful but also likes to cuddle with Sr. Joan. All the sisters enjoy him and visit him and Joan in the infirmary.



June 7, 2021

Sr. Madeleine's First Profession

 

Sr. Madeleine Beverly made her first profession on April 11th, Divine Mercy Sunday.  She professed her vows at Chapter before our Sunday Eucharist.  Sr. Madeleine is a native Floridian and graduated from the University of Notre Dame.  She spent several years with the South Bend Catholic Worker House.

Sr. Madeleine is in charge of our vegetable garden.  She is already bringing up lots of produce to the kitchen









January 5, 2021

CHRISTMAS at the ABBEY

Lots of Lights!

A few days before Christmas a couple of sisters go out into the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree.  And they always do!

They hall it home and the day before Christmas Eve we decorate it.  This year it was a Noah's Ark tree.  All the ornaments were handmade by Sr. Grace.  The tree is in our refectory and won't be taken down until January 11th, the day after the Baptism of the Lord which ends the Christmas season.












Noah

His Wife


Our Nativity Scene

Our Beautiful Christmas Church