The first meeting took place in Spanish on Friday 26 March. It was a joy to meet again with almost thirty communities from Spain, Central and Latin America and our brothers Fernando and Orlando who animated this meeting from Rome and with whom we had prepared this meeting centred on our father Saint Dominic. It was a joy to see and hear from some of the sisters from Mexico, Peru and Bolivia who have shared our life in Prouilhe in recent years! The second meeting will take place at the end of this month in French.
It was a very beautiful and stimulating experience of life in the Order… while waiting for the virtual to be transformed into reality!
We are still actively working on raising funds to be able to start work on the guest house as soon as possible. We have a hope that this can be done by the end of the year.
Our other projects are also progressing, in concrete terms, our partnership with Thomas, a young farmer who will develop organic market gardening on 1 1⁄2 hectares of our land. The seriousness of his proposal and the encouragement he has received from our neighbours augur well for future development. See you in August for the first harvests!
We have also developed our handicraft production with some new creations: decorated candles and small bas-reliefs in terracotta and paint – all based on the motifs of the Mascarella or representations of Saint Dominic. Talents thus deployed bring us joy!
And our daily work is of course our prayer life and our fraternal life. We thank you again for your friendship and support.
The Prouilhe community invited to dine with St Dominic –March 2021.