Friends and new volunteers joined us on Saturday, May 22, for a productive spring work day. Projects tackled included weeding and clearing out flowerbeds, mulching, pruning bushes, painting a bedroom, cleaning windows and blinds, finishing various tasks around the house and even cutting down a tree! An afternoon thunderstorm barely slowed the work...we put everyone to work inside! At 5:00 the work was set aside for the celebration of Great Vespers for the Feast of Pentecost, celebrated by Fr. Stephen Titko. Our little chapel was bursting with sound as we commemorated the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and received the blessed bread. Afterward we got the grill going and enjoyed a delicious cookout. God even blessed us with a rainbow as we ate (which Sr. Celeste was the first to spot, as usual!).
A huge thank-you goes out to all who came to share their hands, talents and joy with us! The energy throughout the monastery and grounds was uplifting. Perhaps it was the Holy Spirit?
Please view our pictures from the work day:
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