Gertrude says, “I’m on duty!”

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We are still in retreat mode but Gertrude has taken it upon herself to keep watch on things. Gunther is still snoozing. We will have our first full day out of retreat together on October 5th.

Youngins

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Just want to share some photos of local ‘youngins’ we’ve come across. Enjoy and thank God for all his creatures!

Of Serpents and Doves

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Recently the weekday Gospel had Jesus giving his disciples instructions before sending them out to preach and he warned them that they would be as vulnerable as sheep amid wolves adding that they needed to be as shrewd as serpents and as simple as doves.  So, we thought it a good time to share some photos of the most recent …

Gunther the Therapy Cat Gets A Little Therapy

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When Gunther’s favorite veterinarian (and ours) nixed his outdoor activities for the sake of his health, he became an indoors-only ‘therapy cat’. We explained to him what this meant several times assuring him that nunly spoilage would occur but that he had to tolerate monastic silence, lots of petting, and regular feedings. [He is the only cat, possibly ever, that …

Lizard sunning himself on a rock in winter.

Watch Your Step!

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This Lent, want to sit down, rest, and take a break? When the temptation is there to ‘take it easy’, be more wary, and look hard before you sit down. Watch your step. You may meet a lizard you didn’t expect.

Cat of the Day: Gunther likes mail…from other cats

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We want to thank everyone who has been sending their prayer intentions during our Novena of Masses for Corpus Christi. Some send in slips. Others cards. Some send in letters. Others email. We decided to put a few cards on the table that came in one day for the sisters to enjoy but Gunther took an interest in them first. …