Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wanted: Laborers for the harvest

"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore ask the Lord of the harvest
to send out laborers into his harvest."
Matthew 9:37-38
This week Anushka Fonseka has joined us as a candidate in the monastery, where he will live and work. Today he received his tunic and belt and joined us in choir. God willing, he will be invested as a novice in early August, receiving the scapular and tonsure and beginning his novitiate year of formation and discernment. We are glad to have him here. May God bless and guide him, and grant him peace as he embarks on the monastic journey.

Also this week, we have a pair of young men here as part of our biannual Monastic Observance program. They will live, work, and pray with us in the monastery for a few days as part of their ongoing discernment.

I ask your prayers for Anushka and these observers, and for all who may be called to our way of life. We could use some more novices and juniors--spread the word!

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