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Monastery News

Dear Friends, Benefactors and all those who knew Fr. Bob.

We thank all of you who have sent messages of condolence to the community after the death of Fr Bob Lussier. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at the monastery on Saturday April 27th at 10:30 am, with internment in the monastic cemetery. We estimate there were about 100 people in attendance for the funeral, Fr Bob loved, and was loved by so many. We thank you for being here with us during this difficult moment.

Two of Fr. Bob's nieces and two cousins were here and we are grateful for their presence with us. As we mourn Fr. Bob, we hold onto the wonderful memories of his life and all that he did for so many people. He will be missed by all.

We thank Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe for all they did, for their graciousness and gentle presence. They helped ease the burden of the loss in so many ways.

As a Community we pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Bob, and we look forward to the day when we can once again be in his presence, singing forever the praises of the angles in Heaven.

May he rest in peace...

2019 Newsletter

We have received very good feedback from some of you who received our resent newsletter that was mailed out just in time for Hoy Week. We thank you for your appreciation in what really is a 'labor of love', as a community we are all involved with the printing, folding, sealing, addressing etc.
I suppose one could say it is always a work in progress - we try to make it interesting and informative for you. Should you decide not to receive it so please let us know so we can update our mailing list.
May God bless you all....

Work around the property:

As mentioned on the Home Page, we are having some renovation work done in the guest house - it is moving along very well, and we are grateful to the Catholic Foundation of Albuquerque from whom we received a Grant for the work, and we thank Independent Contractor Solutions of Santa Fe who are doing the work.

We received bids to have the road to the lake cleaned up, graded and repaired, and also to clean up the parking area for those who come fishing. We have decided on one of the bids and hopefully that work will begin soon. The New Mexico Game and Fish have also offered to fund a portion of the payment, so we are very grateful to them for helping us out. Once the road is done it should last for a long time without any further work. We also have the Acequia running all the way from the lake and through the property. We thank Piper and Nick for all the work they have done to make that happen.

Br Bruno, Be Joseph and Br Jacob will be away June 10th - 20th at a Benedictine Conference at St Joseph Abbey in Louisiana. So we will be very few in numbers - more more for the Abbot!

Br John continues to do well, at 93 he seems to be looking better than ever! Fr Colman is settled in the Nursing Facility in Albuquerque, he is well taken care of and we are grateful that he is getting the care he needs, the care that unfortunately we could not provide here.

More news as it becomes available - God bless you all.