"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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Into winter

Greetings from Vermont!

The fall colors were breathtaking this year, must have something to do with the year's rainfall and climate.

But after some rain and wind, the temps dropped 
and so did the leaves.

The turkeys are getting big and soon will be ready for Thanksgiving.

Even the goats are fattening up, mowing the lawns, 
gardens and fields.

But when it gets too cold they come up on the back porch and call for someone to let them in...the house!

Like that's gonna happen! 

Just don't let my youngest open the door.

As October goes by pumpkins from the garden come 
inside for carving.

Once the pumpkins are done, the kids participated in an All Hallows Eve, celebration at Mass, where all the children of the parish dressed up like Saints for a presentation.

Just around this time we were blessed to be visited by Father Louis a Franciscan Priest  from New York state who worked with 
Fr. Benedict Groeschel for years.

It was a wonderful visit which provided us with daily Mass, adoration, confessions and wonderful spiritual conversation. 
Fr. Louis is a inspirational and an enlightening true servant of God, what a blessing it was to have him here for a few days.

So October moves on by and we head into November, gearing up for winter.

As a matter of fact, today: November 1st, I went out to see the goats all hiding in the carriage shed, from the falling snow! SNOW!

Thankfully it changed to rain and snow again, so nothing accumulating; but it's on the way.

Now it's time for some more construction projects before things hunker down for winter.

Stay tuned for more updates from
The Mary Theotokos Monastic Center
in Newark VT.