Welcome back: After 24 hours away it felt good to pull up in “my” parking spot at St. Peter’s Abbey Sunday afternoon. The classroom was already set up, the sleeping quarters assigned, and only a few finishing touches were necessary to make it homey and welcoming for this week’s participants.
Everyone arrived by dinner time and the chatter was lively. What a great group – I am so very fortunate to have such support from across Canada! We have participants from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
On arrival day after dinner Fr. Demetrius Wasylyniuk meets us in the lounge and takes those interested on a tour of St. Peter’s Abbey. I have had a total of five tours by now, and every time I see something I missed last time or I discover something completely new. We descend in the “dungeon” also referred to as the root cellar. This time I discovered a few new canned products on the shelves and several large buckets of recently harvested potatoes. And then there were a whole lot more spider webs from last week… but who is counting?
We ended tonight in the chapel with its impressive stained glass windows and the pipe organ. Everyone was very appreciative of Father’s time and I decided to share some of the shots I gathered along the way. Enjoy! I best head to bed – tomorrow is a very busy day!