The Abbey is still not accessible and our roads are not plowed; we have no idea if Castleman Road, especially along the River, is even passable. We’ve contacted this week’s Monday through Friday retreatants to stay at home till be can verify that our roads are clear and the Retreat House is operational. At this point we are making no predictions.
So far we are all fine and we haven’t lost power. For monks and nuns, being snowed in has no impact on our usual schedule or living our vocation.
Thanks to all of you who have expressed concern for yes. In your prayers please remember those with few resources to face this weather and do what you can for them when the opportunity invites your assistance.