ImageAs snow ushers in the impending holidays, we remember with gratitude our numerous friends, oblates and benefactors. May this be a season of light for all of us.

Sister Sheila had planned to drive to South Hadley, Massachusetts, to pick up a Chinese Mount Holyoke student who wanted to come here for Thanksgiving, but we decided to postpone her visit because of the storm.  In the meantime, we’re expecting 8 local guests for Thanksgiving dinner, by which time the roads should be clear.

On Friday, a large group of Boy Scouts will be hiking between various local churches, stopping at each church for a talk on one of the Ten Commandments. Since the monastery doesn’t have room for the expected number of Scouts and their families, we’ve been asked to give our presentation at the Windsor Civic Center. The Commandment assigned to us is “Thou shalt not commit adultery.”  Sr. Donald immediately came up with a plan to talk about fidelity, which is also an important value in monastic life.

In future posts, you may find us referring to “Sister Myriam”. Sister Laura was given the name “Myriam” when she was clothed with the monastic habit in her previous monastery, and since that name was/is very meaningful to her, she has decided to go back to using it.

Travel safely, if you have to travel! We’re enjoying hunkering down.