"It seems strange to say, but what can help modern man find the answers to his own mystery and the mystery of him in whose image he is created, is silence, solitude -- in a word, the desert. Modern man needs these things more than the hermits of old." Catherine Doherty

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer days, at The Mary Theotokos Center

The warm days of summer have finally arrived at The Mary Theotokos center. Gardens are in full swing, new animals have arrived, new retreats happen and out door work abounds!

So let me show you some of these events.
Here is one of our newest yet oldest pilgrims. This 91 year old lady arrived with her little dog two weeks ago. She tells me the fresh air and green landscape reminds her of her native Norway.

Some times she needs a little help getting around..
We also have a young man who is a bit camera shy who also brought three dogs, had a weekend with a family reunion from Phoenix with no dogs, and soon some Legionaries of Christ, with no pets either.

Pork Chop and Bacon continue to grow.
My kids decided my names were too ominous and have ignored my suggestion and are calling them Cinnamon and Sugar...

Why do kids treat these animals like pets?!

Oh, that's me, in the barn playing petting zoo on their arrival, pets?....never mind.

Anyway in true G.K. Chesterton style we accepted these to piglets as a barter for other services! Go distributionism!

Right now they are enjoying the farm life immensely!
Even though they do find their way out and often head for the house!

That gives the dog a whole new job besides herding chickens and ducks!

So keep us in your prayers as we move into full swing here, with a theater ministry project, more retreats, lots of grounds keeping some major outdoor
 construction and shopping for a cow!!!

So maybe it's time to stop blogging updates and get on to making updates.

Blessed times,..prayer and fellowship, disconnected from the world and reconnected to God,..

Life at The Mary Theotokos Center, 

with room for more.

Pax et Bonum