Some news from our last Annual Fall Volunteer Work Day, which was held on Saturday, September 28th. We had almost 20 people to come and help us. To view photos, please click here or on the picture below.
Besides our "regular" occupation of clearing the Dome House surroundings of fallen trees - chainsawing, mulching, and splitting them for wood stove - this time we also started a flower garden just next to the Dome House entrance. As you can see in the photos, it's only a beginning - we still need more perennials to furnish it more consistently. And the two window shelves are still empty... so if you would like to donate some flowerpots (which during the winter time will be held inside the Dome House), or flowers to plant, please let me know by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, I have a new occupation - to water every morning those already planted. I should say I enjoy it, at least for the moment! Many thanks to Carla, Claire, Samantha, and Michael for this beautiful creation!
And then, our neighbor Paul Lucci was able to take out of the property all the metal scrap which accumulated over the years, so now the parking lot looks much more welcoming - thank you, Paul! The Knights of Columbus from St. Thomas More parish in Centennial, CO donated some money, so we were able to rent the necessary equipment for the day. Thank you to Steve Hyatt, who offered us anew delicious burritos for breakfast, and to our chef Mauricio Romero, who once more spoiled us with deliritious (= deliriously delicious!! lol) lunch which he not only cooked, but also offered to our helpers!! All our gratitude, dear friends!
It's so beautiful to work together for the Glory of God - thank you to all who were able to come and share in this joy! The next opportunity will be at the Annual Spring Volunteer Work Day, which will be scheduled as soon as the snowmelt is finished. Meanwhile, let's remain united in prayer.
Our next (and last this year) Newsletter will come out before Thanksgiving Day. It will present all we've been able to achieve at the Hermitage this year.
Regina Caeli, ora pro nobis!
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
Br. Francis of the Child Jesus
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