Monday, May 3, 2010

New Postcards

Our gift shop, Chapter 57, is now carrying two new postcards for the convenience of guests to Mount St. Benedict, especially "first timers" who want to bring home some photo remembrances of their visit.

The first postcard is of the stained-glass windows that you see at the top of the right hand column of this page. The second is this--a beautiful springtime shot of our chapel, clerestory, bell tower and Benedict himself.

A lot of us can be found walking outdoors after supper this week since our weather has really warmed up. Everything everywhere you look is in bloom. Here's a shot of one of our flowering crab apple trees that line the driveway of our main entrance from East Lake Road.

For a number of years a couple of our sisters did the painstaking job of pitting a huge number of crab apples from these trees and making jelly for us. It was delicious and greatly appreciated, especially knowing all the work that went into removing the pits. One year an announcement went up to tell us that the jelly was ready and would be served for breakfast. It was posted right next to the toasters--"Help yourself, our own fresh crap apple jelly." Very tentative takers that day you can be sure.