It is late Fall now. The leaves have all pretty well fallen and woods in back of the Hermitage are mostly bare with a few spots of color here and there. This year’s Autumn has been the most colorful we have had in years. The trees with their reds, yellows, orange and still green leaves just radiate in the bright Fall sunlight and even in the dullest of days the color is still outstanding. We have had mornings that have dropped into the thirties but mainly we have experienced the days starting in the 40’s to low fifties. Just cold enough to feel like Fall.
We are now a community of the Franciscan Communities of Our Saviour under the oversite of the Episcopal Missionary Church, an independent province of the Anglican Church of North America. This move will enable us to be more active in our efforts in outreach.
We continue to pray for the Ukrainian people in their efforts to maintain their independence. If any of you reading this newsletter would like to help, please send your contributions to Catholic Relief Services. You can do this through their website.
Along with the needs of the Ukrainian people, there is also a major interruption in the world's food supply system particularly in the third and fourth world. We urge you to contribute to Mary's Meals in their efforts. You can find a link to them on our Links page.
We, here at the Hermitage, are excited about the moves we have made and will continue with our work and hope in what we do in our small way will have some impact on our culture and environment.
We thank you for your support and prayers.