Sunday, May 22, 2016

Week 21 In Review

The Week in Pictures: 
 We were blessed to visit the Benedictine Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Miriam met Sr. Myriam - they have been exchanging prayers so it was a joy for them to meet in person!
We got to attend Mass with the Sisters - this is the chapel outside the enclosure where they have daily Mass.

 We had a joyful visit with the Mother of the Community.  We were surprised to learn the Benedictine  Monastery was established in Vermont in 1981. The Nuns were invited by the Bishop to form a foundation from their monastery in Canada which at the time was at capacity with 75 sisters.  The Community belongs to the Benedictine Congregation of Solesmes.  
We feel truly blessed to have the prayers of these beautiful Nuns for our family and Phil's work of Catechesis and Evangelization and look forward to visiting them often.   

William and Miriam  participated in a workshop at the Library on how to make a DC battery using household materials.  With salt water, activated charcoal and a paper towel in a metal pan, they were able to power a small motor.  They had a lot of fun.

 Phil and the children planted the garden this week!

 We made thank you flower pots for the children's Catechists.

 The children enjoyed their end of the year Pentecost Celebration and family gathering at our Atrium.
We welcomed 6 new chicks to our home: Goldie, Sunny. Rose, Brownie, Flash and Eggna.

 William, Miriam and Luke have been enjoying their "home school" swim lessons.

 The children and I enjoyed a family end of the year dance/ "Masquerade ball"
 We had fun doing the Virginia Reel.
 William and Miriam did well at their first piano recital.

 Phil got the hammock up.
 Phil left for a conference in Florida today so we went to explore our local school playground and the kids had a ton of fun.

Who needs monkey bars when you have a pine tree? 

 We're thanking the Lord for the beautiful weather on this Trinity Sunday!

Phil's gone until Thursday so it's going to be a busy week!  We praise God for His many blessings especially on this feast of the Most Holy Trinity!  Our prayers are with you - please pray for us too!

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