Saturday, July 11, 2020

Monday, July 06, 2020

Monastery gardens

My photos don't do them justice... not a square inch of neglect, the thriving organic gardens are a feast for the eyes! And they have chickens, sheep, goats, cows, dogs and cats... 

Friday, July 03, 2020

Path by the cloister building

To come and go to the garden to help, the path takes us by the cloister building, build a few years ago. Sister pointed to me the window of Number Six's room, upstairs. 

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Work at the Monastery

 I asked as soon as I arrived if there were projects I could help the sisters with, and was delighted with the positive esponde! I was allowed to work in the garden--jobs there included picking strawberries, trimming grapevines, harvesting etc. Most of my work however consisted of projects they brought to m at the guest house: processing garden produce was most of it, but I also did interesting things such as pulling petals fro their calendula tea, bagging their special herb tea blends, and packing samples of their new incense scents (BVM and O. Praem) they are sending to priest friends.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Gift shop items

Their gift shop has beautiful items, and the photos below are just a few--so many more... rosaries, good books, homemade food items... I did my Christmas shopping! You can shop online too!