We recently took a trip back up to Otego, New York, to Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery, where we had spent three months around this time last year, learning from the nuns. The Monastery was celebrating a triple anniversary: its 35th anniversary, Mother Raphaela's 40th anniversary of profession and Mother Michaela's 50th anniversary of profession. Sr. Deborah was also tonsured as a rasophore nun while we were there. We enjoyed visiting our sisters, meeting their new postulant Suzanna, and visiting the goats we had taken care of last year! We also happened to be there just in time to help unload several hundred bales of hay... :)
We were also blessed to be able to attend this year's Pilgrimage at Mount Saint Macrina in Uniontown, Pa., hosted by the Sisters of St. Basil the Great. Despite getting soaked by a precisely-timed downpour at the end of the Parastas (thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Isaac), we enjoyed all the prayer services, the beautiful grounds, and catching up with many fellow pilgrims!
|Sr. Julie and Jessie with our Byzantine seminarian brothers!|
Here are a few other recent photos for you to enjoy!
|Fog at sunset across the street at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch|
|These beautiful grape tomatoes came up on their own from the compost!|
|Scout helping with a mailing...|