June 19, 2007

It wasn’t a Monday at a parish church’s rectory

Work I did in the monastery yesterday
Put clean sheets on the beds in the guesthouse

Planted a shrub in the cloister

Took apart and cleaned the meat-slicer in the kitchen

Sorted produce in the walk-in refrigerator

Assembled a salad for 25 monks and 40 guests

Help the brother cook measure ingredients for dinner

Hauled garbage

Installed grommets on curtains

Laundered one load
Not an entirely unusual day here


7 Comments:

Anonymous Bob Farrell said...

What? No marriage proposals yet?!!!

7:58 PM  
Blogger DilexitPrior said...

Not to mention fitting in Mass, the Divine Office, Lectio Divina, personal prayer time...and whatever else may have come your way during the day.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Jeron said...

wow - talk about labor!

11:31 AM  
Blogger tara said...

Whew! I'm exhausted just reading the list--doesn't seem to matter how much you do, there is always more--guess God does not want us to get bored.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you hire out?

Just kidding! :) I wish I were that productive!!

-- Bridget

8:44 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

None, Bob.

Monks and work-at-home housewives do a lot of the same work.

7:46 PM  
Blogger JSanchez said...

Sounds like a pretty wonderful day to me. Full, but satisfyingly useful.

Some days, I relly do wish I was a monk.

7:28 AM  

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