Tuesday, April 7, 2015

remembering my community in Tohatchi

It is good to look back to where I came from as this allows me to keep moving with my life.... A group of friends from my previous community gathered  in a house enthronement with the Blessed Virgin Mary gracing the occasion. In the picture are all educators and mentors from different school districts of Gallup and Zuni, NM.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

it was one of the challenging jobs ...

One of the challenging jobs that I was assigned to do in the monastery was to do the breakfast setup at night when everybody was already in their cells and were already asleep.

It was challenging because I needed to stay late at night in order to do the setup at the kitchen and refectory of the monastery.

The time i spent in setting for breakfast ate up my  sleeping time and therefore shortened my hours of sleep. This gave me a real trouble waking up at 3:30Am to prepare for the first prayers of the  day which was at 4:00AM.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

in year 2006, I professed my Solemn monastic vows

The first stage for a prospective candidate is to live in our Guesthouse for a week to ten days; we might ask him to do this a few times before inviting him into the Cloister. Once in the monastery he will be expected to participate fully in the life of the community.

This stage is referred to as the Observership, and it usually lasts for a month or two depending on each individual case. Next comes the