Srs. Gilchrist and Marjoe are visiting us from our daughter house of Tautra Mariakloster in mid-Norway. Sr. Gilchrist just finished her 6 year term as prioress. She arrived at Mississippi Abbey on her birthday and of course we had to celebrate!
Sr. Marjoe, a foundress of both Mississippi Abbey and Tautra Mariakloster came for her 5 year home visit. Many of her nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews visited for about 5 days last week.
We don't get to see our sisters from Norway very often so it is always a very special time when they are with us.
Tautra Maria Kloster is growing rapidly with mostly European vocations from Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and one sister from Asia. They are planning to add onto the monastery to provide rooms for growth.