Monday, June 14, 2010

June weekend

Saturday brought 40 women for a daylong "Women in Transition" program by our spirituality director. The weather was gorgeous allowing the participants lots of time outdoors. Here they are at a gathering at the end of the day in our inner courtyard.

This week, Monday evening through Saturday, also brings our annual community retreat. A number of our oblates come for the twice-daily conferences; some are here for the week, others come as they are able. This year's retreat director is Konrad Schaefer, OSB a monk from Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon, and professor of sacred scripture. He has been living in their dependent house in Cuernavaca, Mexico since 1995. Konrad is a member of the AIM USA Board of Trustees and as such has been here each fall for the annual meeting, so he and the community are not complete strangers.

Sitting on the dock of the ....lake.