Resurrexit Sicut Dixit ~ Alleluia!

    Happy and Blessed Easter! Our Holy Mother Church has been celebrating the Easter Octave of the Resurrection of Jesus as one single day and so we have been striving to do this as well here in the monastery. The Gospel acclamation each day has been, "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad, Alleluia!" And so we too have been living this Easter joy after the past 40 days of Lent. I do believe my "fast" from blogging is over and I hope this is the first of many posts to come.

    One very exciting gift we received on Easter Sunday is that an excellent article about our postulant Ane Kirstine made the front cover of the Lexington Herald-Leader!  Believe me, you DON'T want to miss reading this article. There is also a photo slide-show plus the actual Q&A between Ane Kirstine and the reporter Amy Wilson. Congratulations to Amy Wilson who did a terrific job writing this article and special thanks to the editor Peter Baniak and photographer Charles Bertram.

St. Michael is one of the principal patrons of the Passionist Congregation. Here he defends our cloister.

    Don't forget Easter lasts 50 days!  How is it that many people go through all of Lent and then only celebrate Easter for ONE day! Mind-boggling!  Let us celebrate Easter by longing to be filled more and more with the Spirit of Jesus and the power of His resurrection.  Each of you our readers have been and continue to be in our prayers. We count on yours!

The lovely lilacs are in bloom at the end of the retreat house.