Tue 1 Jun, 2010
Tags: Deconstruction, Marian Wing, Progress, Renovations, St. Benedict
When St. Benedict wrote that guests are blessings, he knew what he was talking about and we do too.
There are always guests in a monastery…and with them come blessings. Recently, several guests arrived from Atchison, Kansas, in response to a call for help. Srs. Elaine, Susan and Lou took part in one of our deconstruction parties on May 29. They hauled wood, transom windows and pipes with about 15 of us without thought to tiredness. Our other Sisters cooked, prepped the refectory, cleaned out more rooms and cupboards and lent a hand in any way they could. God’s grace was with us and we retired for the evening spent but well pleased.
Two oblates of ours, Shannon and Barb Jennings, came to Clyde for the first time about fourteen years ago. Their first experience was so spiritually overwhelming for them that they knew they did not want to make it their last. They travel as often as possible, relishing in the peace, solitude and “holy ground” aura.
In their own words, “Praying with the Sisters in the chapel has been a transforming experience and we are able to bring Christ to the world in a better way.” They are also members of our lay advisory board for our development office and look forward to the time when they can come once again and praise God in our midst.
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