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Br Bruno has resumed soap making so we are happy the production line is operating once more. His soaps are a hit in the gift shop, and he is now receiving follow up orders via email from satisfied customers. He continues to recover from the eye. Little by little, one day at a time, as Br Ed Curda would say.

Laura continues to enjoy managing the gift shop. She has made a lot of good changes and brought in new lines of gifts from different vendors. She says she is very happy with what she does, and this is reflected in the compliments she receives from the guests and other customers.

The concrete work outside the Dove area is now complete. It has made a huge difference to the appearance and will be easier for us to maintain. A large outside porch has been erected outside the main doors of Dove which will help protect the entry way during the winter months. Plus it makes Dove look more inviting.

We did not have the Gala this year. We were not able to find a caterer - the companies were either already booked, or short on employees and not able to commit. We hope to have it next year and will plan a little further ahead next time.

The front gate is now electric. This will allow us to close the gate when we need to and allow for some quite time for the community. It also allows us to close the gate at night during the winter months.

The roofs on every building have been replaced. During the summer of 2021 we had a major hail storm that caused significant damage to the roofs. We found a contractor and he has worked diligently all summer to complete the job before winter. Thankfully we were able to put the claim through the monastery Insurance Company.
Some black top was removed and replaced in the parking area and other projects completed. So all in all, it has been a busy summer with many contractors here most every day. We ask God to bless them, and we thank them for all the good work they have done.

As always, thank you for all you do for us, in so many ways. We keep you in prayer - please pray for us.

God bless you all,