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Work of our Hearts

Written by: Linda Maendel on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight." -- Michael Bridge


 With COVID 19 hanging over the entire world like a depressing grey cloud, I am quite content to stay home in order to help ‘flatten the curve’, since I have a few tasks begging to be finished. There is bedding sitting on my sewing machine, stories on my computer and a new ve....

“Where Are You From?”

Written by: Karolyn Hofer on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

As an opening topic for my blog, I asked some friends,  “What are some commonly asked questions none-Hutterites ask Hutterites?” I got some important, and yes, predictable responses, but by far the most interesting was, “Where are you from?” Where am I from? Seeing we are dressed differently, and speak a foreign language, I always imagine a faraway, improbable country people expect when they ask us, “Where are you from?” But then we have to answer, “I live near Rochester,” or “near Brandon,” near Sioux Falls, or Winnipeg. T....

A New Years Prayer

Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, December 30th, 2019

Heavenly Father, we come to you in prayer at the start of this New Year with bended knee and humble heart. We start by first giving you thanks for the year that just went by. We thank you for keeping watch over us and shielding us from the many misfortunes and disasters that undoubtedly swayed over our heads and homes. From fires and floods, from accidents and calamities, and from Satan himself who stalks around the House of God like a roaring lion to see whom he can trick or beguile into his dark empire with his traps and snares.

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Jacob D. Maendel Lectures

Written by: Kenny Wollman on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Jacob D. Maendel Lecture Series. These talks to commemorate 100 years in Manitoba will take place in early June in Portage la Prairie, MB--we hope that this central location will make it accessible to people from all across the province.

Of all the scholars I know, Ian has done the most research in the period of the last 100 years, and everybody will undoubtedly learn a lot from his skill as a historian and speaker. You can download the series brochure 
Published in: Kenny Wollman's Blog

Hutterite Heirloom Seeds – A Harvest of Memories

Written by: Linda Maendel on Thursday, November 29th, 2018

AS LONG AS THE EARTH REMAINS, THERE WILL BE PLANTING AND HARVEST,  COLD AND HEAT, SUMMER AND WINTER, DAY AND NIGHT." GENESIS 8:22

On a Hutterite colony, typically one couple is in charge of the vegetable garden. They’re the ones who decide what will be planted, when the garden needs weeding or produce is ready to be picked. For these tasks, the women’s work group and sometimes the men and older children will help as well. When it’s a smaller task, like digging a few boxes of carrots for the kitchen, the gardener couple will do it with....