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


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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