St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

The Month of May ... going, going...

"The world's favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May." 
-Edwin Way Teale

The Month of May is always a rather full month for us at the Skete.  

May 2013 has been no exception.  In this week’s blog post I will attempt to bring you up to date with all that we’ve experienced these past 30 days.  

May is the month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.   At St. Simeon Skete we moved  our Annual Rosary Convocation from the traditional feast day in October to the second weekend in the month of May.  

The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary at the skete will be the second Sunday of May from now on.  This day is also the secular “Mother’s Day”, however, at the skete our focus is on Mary.  Jesus gave her to be our mother from the cross therefore it is fitting that Mother’s Day should be in honor of her. 

This year’s Seventeenth Annual NHA Rosary Convocation took place on May 10, 11, 12th.  

The Pilgrimage began Saturday morning (May 12th) from the Skete. 

There have been many pilgrims visiting at the skete this month.  June seems to follow the same pattern.  

Please pray for those who come to the skete as they step out of the world to deepen the prayer and then bring it back with them as they re-enter into the marketplace.  

recent text message received after one left the skete

It is a difficult reentry.  

The next NHA Rosary Convocation will be May 9, 10, 11th, 2014.