April 12, 2019

Burning the Prairie

The prairie a few weeks later
It is spring and an ideal day came this past week to burn our natural prairie.  It must be a calm day with no wind with rain soon in the forecast.  The prairie is located on the left hand side of our road as you drive onto the property.  In a few weeks the prairie will become a blanket of spring green.  I will post a picture when it happens.

April 7, 2019

Sr. Marie Madeleine Receives the Cistercian Habit

Laura receiving the habit from M. Rebecca
Today at Chapter our postulant Laura received the habit of a Cistercian novice.  She also received a new name of her own choosing, Sr. Marie Madeleine.  Sr. Marie Madeleine has a deep devotion to St. Mary Magdalene and chose the French version of the name.

Sr. Marie Madeleine in choir

Sr. Marie Madeleine and Sr. Joan
Srs. Harriet and Marie Madeleine
The novitiate and M. Rebecca