The workers are making lots of progress on the Infirmary addition. The framework for the chapel was built up during this past week. I decided to take some aerial photos of the progress to give an interesting perspective.
We continue to enjoy beautiful and sunny weather with just enough rain to keep everything green.
Workers are making quick progress on the addition to St. Stephen’s Infirmary. The expansion to the Infirmary will include six additional rooms, a chapel, among other things necessary for caring for our elderly and infirmed monks.
Easter celebrations continue as we enjoy the spring weather. Here are a few pictures from the beauty we are experiencing around campus.
It has been a busy month and posting regularly has been a challenge. During the month of March we welcomed four monastery vocation guests. For each man, it was at least his second visit, which is always a good sign to welcome men back to our monastery.
Fr. Victor returned from Washington, D.C. and joined us for some board games one evening. Our game of choice for the week has been Ticket to Ride.
March 17-19 I helped out with a retreat in Estes Park, Colorado at the YMCA of the Rockies. There were 130 junior high and high school students on this Discipleship retreat. I heard confessions all weekend, gave a few talks, and celebrated Mass for the group. It was a powerful experience in a beautiful place.
Our Infirmary building is undergoing some construction. We are building an addition which will increase the amount of rooms for the residents and enlarge the chapel. We broke ground within the past week and I am eager to offer photo updates of the progress.
Br. Jonathan, R.N., Br. Maximilian, C.N.A. and staff members from our Infirmary & Our Lady Rickenbach (Benedictine Sisters of Clyde) took part in a workshop on “Dealing With Difficult Personalities in the Health Care Setting.” The session took place in the conference room of St. Gabriel Guest House on the north campus this afternoon. The presenter was Michele Hinds Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., the Associate Professor of Nursing, Benedictine College.
Br. Jonathan and Br. Maximilian are work and care for our elderly and infirmed monks in St. Stephen’s Infirmary. Our oldest monk, Fr. Anthony, will be 95 years old in August and professed monastic vows in 1940!