Rest assured, dear friends, the monks have not been idle since Easter! In addition to the daily manual work at Jerusalem Estate, we (along with our visiting monk from Le Barroux, Fr Charbel) had another long work day today, making further headway into preparing the Old House and its surrounds for moving in.

A big win - our electricity has been connected and the final rewiring of the house is nearly complete. All the painting is done, the monks have nearly finished laying the floor, and we have started putting together a long-awaited library. We now await council approval to move on to the next stage of building the monk cabins. We would still like to raise the funds to build another six, to allow for the vocations God sends us and for guests discerning our life - have a look at our JE Wishlist to see how you can help!