Slideshow of the Triduum, Easter and New Life of Springtime 2018
Enjoy images from our celebration of Tenebrae, the Easter Vigil and Easter Day. Tenebrae is the name given to the service of Matins and Lauds sung on each morning of the three days of the Sacred Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. The Office of Tenebrae (literally “shadows”) is so called because by tradition it is sung in the darkness of the early morning hours. When the service begins, all of the candles on the corona of the grille have been lighted. As each psalm is completed, a candle is extinguished until only one remains, signifying Christ, the source of light, amidst the gathering darkness of the Passion.

The Easter Vigil begins with the lighting of the Easter Fire outside our Church Jesu Fili Mariae. The base of our fire is the recycled Christmas Tree that graced our sanctuary. One can see the branches through the flames. The fire is blessed by the priest and used to light the Paschal candle. Gradually the flame from the candle spreads throughout the church as each member of the community and congregation light their tapers. Only candlelight illumines the church during the singing of the Exsultet.

On Easter Morning our processional cross is decorated with flowers and the sanctuary overflows with flowers surrounding the Paschal candle made by Mother Lioba and our Holy Water Font, fabricated in our Blacksmith Shop.

Very soon after Easter calves were born at our Dairy and Beef Herd. Included in the slideshow are short videos of the new-born calves with their mothers.
    Hannah's new-born calf at Abbey Dairy
  • ""What did you see Mary on the way? "
    Two-day old calf with his mother at the Beef Herd
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