Happy Easter! Alleluia!
The seminarians are away on Easter Vacation and the monastic community is enjoying a peaceful and cheerful Easter Octave.
Tonight the Benedictine Sisters from Clyde will join us for Evening Prayer and supper- a long held tradition. All week long the monks will have a 3:00pm gathering with appetizers and a time to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection.
Our Easter Vigil began at 4:30am on Sunday morning and it was a beautiful liturgy, finishing right around 7:10am.
These are some pictures from the past few days, both outside and at the Easter Vigil.
Below: I wish it were an eagle, but it was just a pigeon that was on the other side of the window while I was walking through the monastery. I was about 6 inches away on the other side of the glass and it didn’t fly away.
Below: Pictures from the Easter Vigil and the decorations in the Basilica.