To most of the world, December 25th is marked by Western Christmas. To our brothers and sisters who follow the new calander, Christ is Born! We will be joining you in celebration shortly. Our little family was given a blessing to visit our Brothers at St. Herman of Alaska’s monestary, to celebrate the Feast day of Venerable Herman, Wonderworker of Alaska. It was a joy to be able to celebrate their Feast Day with them. It seems that each time we visit, we are practically wiped out from daily life and are in deep need of a break and St. Hermans never fails to be just what we need. We leave rejuvinated, strengthened and stronger than when we came. Individually and as a couple. Together we’ve visited St Hermans over half a dozen times and a few times seperately, it feels like a home base for our marriage. After all big changes in our life, we head to St. Hermans to find our foundation.