Thursday, March 13, 2014
Visit to a nearby monastery
We postponed our tour from a snow day to today.
Brother Edwards met us in the vestibule and showed us the stained
glass windows, ( church fathers we have studied this year),
the history of the church building, and a quick
walk through the monastery. It is in the Benedictine order.
We stayed for the midday prayers.
The quiet struck us.
The posture to God and the men singing and
This guest keeper monk was probably the happiest person I have ever met.
He said he is happy and when he has a bad day, for everyone has bad days,
he pulls himself UP by the liturgy of prayers and exercise and his duties.
Do you ever meet anyone who says they are happy?!
One of his duties is to greet every guest as Christ would.
We had fun learning it is an ordinary life of prayer.
My students , all girls today, were very interested because
we have studied the Church Fathers and Heraldry and
He was blessed. He even said so.
This is the Adoration Chapel back in the woods for intimate prayer time.