Glory to Jesus Christ!
This past Saturday, we were completely blown away by the generosity of all who came to help at our work day. Our refrigerators were overflowing with food for the potluck meals. Our grounds and monastery were full of people cutting down trees, cleaning up gardens, cleaning windows, deep cleaning the poustinias, and so much more. We had over a hundred people with us throughout the day who helped on the monastery grounds and at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mariapoch.
We closed the day with Great Vespers in our chapel. The singing was so loud that those who had to leave a couple minutes early to set up dinner could hear the singing from the far end of the monastery's yard across the street. It was a beautiful day with so many beautiful people.
Thank you so much to everyone who was a part of it.
We have a few more photos from the day here.