On Sunday, August 6, the Sisters of the Redeemer held a blessing ceremony and open house for their new Weirman Family Barn. In addition to housing Redeemer Valley Farm’s many animals, the 6,500 square-foot barn houses a produce packing room, workshop, space for a future microdairy, and small community gathering space.
As one of their ministries, Redeemer Valley Farm, and now, the Weirman Family Barn represents the Sisters’ longstanding commitment to sustainable agriculture and caring for God’s creation. In her welcome, Sr. Ellen Marvel said, “The Weirman Family Barn is not only a home for our precious animals. It is a gathering space, an educational place, and a workshop space. It affirms the statement the Sisters of the Redeemer made to this surrounding community: ‘We are firmly committed to the care of creation and to be tenders of all that God has so generously given to us.’ We do not make this statement alone but with everyone who participates in the work of the Farm.”
The Sisters are extremely grateful to all the benefactors who made the barn a reality—particularly the late Bob Weirman and Eleanor Weirman, for whom the barn has been named, and Betty Bott and Elaine Faulkner.