Easter Monday

Fried eggs, sausage and croissants! Yum!

Fried eggs, sausage and croissants! Yum!

Easter Monday is very special in our monastery! Liturgically it is EASTER and the liturgy is celebrated with all the solemnity of Easter Sunday. It is a free day for the sisters with even laundry being postponed until Tuesday and it is the only day when we have a cooked breakfast!

The weather was so beautiful that several of the sisters headed out to the garden to start tilling and planting! Everything is starting to bud and each tree and garden plot brings forth new marvels everyday! Our monastery spring truly radiates the joy of the Resurrection!

Sr. Judith Miryam and Sr. Mary Magdalene enjoy the delicious breakfast they cooked for us!

Sr. Judith Miryam and Sr. Mary Magdalene enjoy the delicious breakfast they cooked for us!

Sr. Mary Magdalene is happy to till the garden for another year of planting!

Sr. Mary Magdalene is happy to till the garden for another year of planting!

Usually Sr. Mary Catharine is BEHIND the camera but we caught her planting lettuce!

Usually Sr. Mary Catharine is BEHIND the camera but we caught her planting lettuce!

Meanwhile Sr. Joseph Maria and Sr. Mary Magdalene started digging up the hydrangea plants to move to the hermitage. An hour later, more help from Sr. Mary Catharine and 3 broken shovels and it was still firmly in the ground so....

Meanwhile Sr. Joseph Maria and Sr. Mary Magdalene started digging up the hydrangea plants to move to the hermitage. An hour later, more help from Sr. Mary Catharine and 3 broken shovels and it was still firmly in the ground so....

They got the postulants to help and it was out in no time. Two more to go.

They got the postulants to help and it was out in no time. Two more to go.

What took the (young) professed to do in an hour took the POSTULANTS about 15 minutes! They got the next 2 hydrangea out in no time and the sisters began transplanting them to the side of the hermitage!

What took the (young) professed to do in an hour took the POSTULANTS about 15 minutes! They got the next 2 hydrangea out in no time and the sisters began transplanting them to the side of the hermitage!

Great work everyone! We should have cooked breakfasts more often!

Great work everyone! We should have cooked breakfasts more often!