Our house is full and autumn has begun – hence, the title of this post.
We have settled on Monday nights as our programming nights and have a wonderful year awaiting us!
Our residents this year have an incredibly diverse array of skills and backgrounds, and it's going to be wonderful to journey alongside them on this path toward deeper relationship with each other and with their spirituality.
Our House Blessing was September 10th and saw Hineni House hosting St. Margaret's coffee hour. We walked through the whole house and extended good wishes, health, peace, and wholeness to all who lived in and were welcomed into Hineni House. We have since had several dinners and perhaps the most constant guest among us has been laughter. I think that's a good sign.
Although the year's calendar is still being finalized, we are looking forward to quite a few adventures in the immediate future, like:
Our retreat, October 13th to 15th, where we will explore the Gospel of Thomas on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.
A visit from Bishop Melissa of the Diocese of New Westminster on October 30th, where she will talk to us about Benedictine spirituality.
An All Souls Event on November 2nd, where we will have time to reflect on the passing of the year and the memories of those whom we have lost.
In the meantime, I'm personally looking forward to a spectacular autumn full of colour, good food, laughter, and deepening friendships with Hineni House and the people of St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage!
If you are interested in learning more about the house, please drop me a line or catch up with one of the residents at church on Sunday!
About the Authors
The writers of this blog are all the wonderful people who make up Hineni: the residents (or Hinenites!), the workers, the volunteers, and the folks of the St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage Church community.