As fall moves toward winter we took the opportunity to tend to some needed repairs on our road. As some of you know, since we have not yet built our monastery, we live in separate buildings connected by gravel roads. And our roads happen to be on very steep East Tennessee hills. Rainstorms, water run-off, and high traffic use with nuns traveling back-and-forth to Chapel for Mass and the Divine Office and back to the kitchen and the refectory etc., took a heavy toll on the road we use most.
When the sisters could no longer come up with amusement park ride names to describe just what happened on each ride up and down the hill (i.e., “The Bone Crusher” or “The Tooth Loosener”) we decided it was better to repair the road from the ruts and potholes before freezing temperatures arrived.
We are always grateful to the hidden generosity of many benefactors that enable us to make continued repairs and improvements on our new home here. May God reward you all abundantly!