Helping Hands (Moba)

Several times a year, a vibrant and sizeable group of faithful visits the Monastery and participates in what is called a moba.



These activities may be different from one season to the other and here is a non-exhaustive list of typical tasks:

  • Preparation of the garden for a new season (new composite soil, manure, etc.)
  • Tilling the 50 square-foot garden
  • Planting seeds
  • Propagating seedlings
  • Planting flowers
  • Planting vegetable garden
  • Weeding of the vegetable garden
  • Weeding of the flower beds
  • Keeping bees and maintaining hives
  • Grass cutting
  • Pruning of orchard and of vineyard
  • Removal of dry leaves
  • Trimming and/or removal of branches and forest clean-up
  • Cutting and splitting wood for winter
  • Preparation of pickled vegetables
  • Candle production
  • Maintenance of tools and machines
  • Painting walls
  • Power-washing of sidewalks and walls
  • Thorough cleaning of the rooms
  • Thorough cleaning of the pavilion
  • Snow removal


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