Our Lady of the Sign
Yesterday, on Pentecost we had the blessing of our new Our Lady of the sign icon. Our former icon was damaged beyond repair after using an oil lamp to light at Compline each night for many years. We commissioned Mary Bennett of Philadelphia Pa. to write the icon for us. Mary is the blood sister of our Sr. Nettie. Mary has written other icons for us and we esteem her as a great iconographer. She proved it again with the icon of Our Lady of the Sign.
Fr. Mark Scott, the abbot of New Melleray Abbey blessed the icon at the end of Sext. It was a beautiful and meaningful event for our community which we will have for years to come. This icon will be lighted with an electric light! Fr. Mark then joined us for dinner.