New Zealand foundation update!
Rev. Fr Clement Mary, C.SS.R. rector of Our Mother of Perpetual Succour Monastery, Christchurch, New Zealand, has begun a new blog: Transalpine Redemptorists in Christchurch. Please feel free to go visit it:
Our island of Papa Stronsay is not connected in any way to the neighboring islands, and that’s not just talking about roads. There are no water pipes coming to Papa Stronsay. There are no gas pipes, electricity or telephone cables either. Our Water is pumped from large underground wells, and for electricity, we have a generator powered by a diesel engine. If the generator breaks down, we have no electricity at all. This also leaves us without water, because the pumps, which bring the water, the sometimes 100ft distance from the wells to the surface, are powered by electricity. Therefore, it is vital to get it back up and running as soon as possible. Below can be seen our generator being repaired after a breakdown.