This weekend, we have a table at the annual fall crafts fair at the United Methodist Church in Windsor, where we offer our products for sale, make new friends and generally see the results of our neighbors’ creative urges. This year, the table next to ours is occupied by a local author, a former military and law enforcement officer, who writes murder mysteries in her retirement.

Back at the monastery, members of the vestry of an Episcopal church in Endicott are here for a day of recollection, with Sr. Donald giving spiritual reflections,DSCN0875 while Sr. Laura prepares a delicious home-cooked lunch and Sr. Sheila takes care of the crafts table at the Methodist church.

This coming week, Sr. Donald and Sr. Laura will be traveling to Washington, DC, where Sr. Donald will be one of the responders at a Symposium on Benedictine Spirituality, sponsored by the Friends of St. Benedict. The keynote speaker will be Phyllis Tickle, speaking on “Spirituality in the Whirlwind.”

Should you feel the need for a break from your personal whirlwind, come spend a few days in our peaceful, rural setting!