"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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Off the radar lately...

Hello everyone,

Sorry to have not made a blog entry for a while. This holiday season my mother died suddenly and I have been struggling with it. 

So right around the time I was planning to post Christmas pics, and New Years Eve celebrations and other events here,..I began to deal with other emotions.

My Mother enjoyed her visits here. She said she felt closer to God here and that the air smelled fresh like her native Norway. She enjoyed the farm animals, especially her adopted baby goat Fawn, the hills and wild flowers. Many was the time she would sit on the deck in the sun and listened to the brook babble. 

We were blessed to have such times together in her last years and even more blessed to learn to pray together and share the beginning of her relationship with Mary, the mother of God.

We all miss her 

and hope to be back on track soon.

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

John Walker
The Mary Theotokos Retreat Center