Just A Week in June

IMG_3916Amber celebrated her 18th birthday on Sunday! We're not sure who had more fun, Amber or us!IMG_3894An afternoon recreation "sport": checking out the growth on all the new trees, fruit, veggies and flowers.

IMG_3904Sometimes the best thing to do at afternoon recreation is sit in the shade and TALK! Whatever they are talking about Amber is thinking deeply!

IMG_3918Sr. Joseph Maria rescued a baby bird from naughty Sabina!

IMG_4002Sniff, ah, sniff, yuck! The new sample candles are on the community room table for everyone to try and to vote! Our own right-at-home test lab! Sr. Mary Jacinta is holding her favorite, Christmas Essence and Sr. Mary Veronica is smelling Pumpkin Pie which we suspect she does not like! Stay tuned to find out what candles made the cut!

IMG_3973Fr. John Corbett, OP preached a 3-day retreat before the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul on "Discernment".

Sr. Breda from our monastery Drogheda, Ireland is here for a few days as well but we don't have a photo..yet.

IMG_4006The schola practicing with our singing teacher Mary Clare McAleer and her husband John Miller, Director of Music at our Sacred Heart Cathedral-Basilica. What are we practicing for? IMG_4026The Ordination of  Father Rafael Jose Perez Castillo, of the Hermits of Bethlehem, Chester, NJ. This is the first priestly ordination in our monastery since our foundation.