1998 – Priory Knitters and Spinners & A Medieval Celebration
With the gift of an abundance of sheep’s fleece, Sister Monika Ellis established the Priory Knitters and Spinners. Women gathered for conversation while spinning wool, and knitting and crocheting beautiful things. Soon members branched into needle felting, creating beautiful creatures.
October – In honor of the 900th Birthday of Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, we held a medieval celebration. Sister Mary Giles Mailhot wrote an original script where many of our favorite mystics, including Catherine of Siena, Jeanne d’Arc, Julian of Norwich and Mechthild of Magdeburg among other luminaries came to pay her homage and Oblate Barbara Robertson succeeded in getting us to chant some of her music (where breathing is considered “optional”).