It seems that most of St. Anthony’s pigeon population has taken up residence on the roof of the porch that juts out beneath the windows of my room.

Their wings are noisy.

But I like the pigeons, with their cooing, murmuring reminders of gentleness, softness, and shiny iridescent beauty.

Enjoy your stay, pigeons – I don’t mind your company at all.

In human-centric news: our new Development Director, Jackie, officials joined our staff at 8:30 this morning. We are excited to welcome her to the St Anthony family!

Time for lunch – I believe the garden has blessed us with green beans, and I’m quite certain there are more than a few tomatoes floating around in the kitchen.

Deo gratias!