On January 31 Mother Gail celebrated her 80th birthday. It is hard to believe that someone that energetic and young looking could be 80but she is. A given in monastic life is that one does not retire. Mother Gail is very active in community, serving as junior director, helps out on candy crews and several other jobs.
A plus for the celebration was having Mother Maureen of Wrentham here to celebrate with us. She arrived just before dinner and will make her yearly retreat at our hermitage.