Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blessing of Community Garden

On Thursday, 5/28, Fr. Christopher Panagoplos, TOR, led a blessing service for the community garden and community supported garden at St. Bernardine's Monastery. Our Provincial, Fr. Anthony, Fr. Eugene, and our Development Director, Tim Beresnyak were also on hand to represent the community. The service and blessing was well-received and the persons in attendance kept going on and on about the blessing that our property has been for so many in the area. It is quite apparent that our community is making quite a positive impact on the local community through these gardens. Attached to this update are some pictures of the volunteers working the community supported garden. The volunteers pictured and a number of others have done a tremendous job of planning the garden and planting it. We have a couple more plantings to do and than comes the fun part: watering and weeding! However, with so many volunteers and so much enthusiasm, the work promises to be made easier and even delightful. If you have a chance, come out and visit us this summer! Peace and good! Pat, TOR