The snow is melting, birds are singing, all sorts of creatures are emerging from hibernation, and the joy of Easter, with its promise of rebirth on so many levels, is only three weeks away!

We invite you to join us this spring for two workshops, one on the benefits of chanting and meditation, and the other on the joys and challenges of aging.

Marsha Eger, teacher and singer of chants of all world traditions, will lead the chant workshop on Saturday, April 18. Marsha teaches chant and meditation in Ireland, notably at the Benedictine Abbey of Glenstal, as well as in Europe and the U.S. She will lead participants in chants from many of the world’s spiritual traditions and discuss how chanting and meditation in both Western and Eastern traditions can create inner peace.

Marsha will also join us for the second workshop, on Saturday, May 16, which we envisage as the first in a series of gatherings in which we will address the developmental stages and spiritual tasks of the afternoon and evening of life.

We will follow our usual schedule of offering coffee, tea and a snack at 9:30, with a hot, home-cooked lunch after noon prayer. The workshops will end at 3:00, but all are welcome to stay and join us for Vespers at 4:00 and the Vigil Mass for Sunday at 5:00.

Suggested donation for the day: $25

If you would like to join us for either or both of these days, please respond to this post or call the monastery at 607-655-2366.