Dear Friends and Benefactors,
Peace to you all. As I write this it seems the warm summer days have arrived and we are enjoying lots of sun and clear blue skies, so typical for this time of the year in this part of New Mexico. The cotton wood trees are creating a little difficulty for those of us who have allergy's, the white pollen is floating around in the air, similar to small tufts of white cotton. The river is running high as the snow melt continues in the mountains, everything is now green. The local ranchers are probably going to be coming in soon to cut and bale the pastures, so they have feed for their livestock through the winter months.
We are in the middle of some renovation work on the guesthouse. In 2018 we received a Grant from the Catholic Foundation of Albuquerque to replace the cracked and non functional windows along the corridors, so that is being done as we speak. The contractor is about half way though the job, we will then have the guesthouse re-painted inside and out. We have some other work in progress, so please check the "news" link to see what else is going on.
Soon we will be in Ordinary Time and green will become the predominant color once more for our liturgies. The time seems to have passed so quickly since the beginning of Lent - our church is a church in motion, she continue to move forward in time and through time, and we thank God for all He gives us, especially our church.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have been so generous to us in many, many ways - not just financial but in other lovely ways too! For those of you who provide wood for our wood stove that heats the community room through the winter, for the cakes and other goodies that er often dropped of, for the home made Tamales, jams and jellies, new shoes for the monks, warm scarves and throws for the elders...the list goes on. We appreciate all you do for us, and all the love you show us, especially our local community of Pecos.
You are remembered in my daily mass intentions.
Fr. Aidan, OSB oliv