I am extremely excited to be part of this group. I am also very delighted to know that so many of you want to find out about my job at the Monastery. As soon as the rain stops around here I will be visiting another Monastery that I am part of, and I will post photos.
Working in the Monastery was much like going to work in a Medieval Castle everyday. The monks were always in their robes. It as hard to address them when they past because you didn't know which ones were which. lol lol lol...! :)
It always fascinated me to see them walking side by side, down the dark, long halls, quiet. It was somehow "Other Worldly" to me.
The Monks were highly intelligient, well read, articulate, and some were great artists themselves, and all were great art appreciaters.
I am very fortunate to have them as friends. Wonderful to work for. Always kind, loving, humble, and oh so human. Monks are not priests, although some had priestly duties, such as saying mass, etc...!
One Monk that resided there, he has passed on since, was Father Francis Reedy. He was very concerned for animals, and here is a photo of him making a bird house. Father Francis was a true living saint. There is even a book written on him called "The Blue Man". He was just like Mother Teresa. When I worked with him, he filled my life, and heart with great joy. I had some real ethereal, spiritual, experiences with him. I am truly blessed to of known him.
The other photo is of George and I teaching the Old Testament to children. I taught them through Art. They really had a great time, and so did George and I. We taught for 6 years.
I could write a million stories about working there...:) If there are specific questions, ask away.
Love to all, Maureen