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 
praying together. 

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 
St. Benedict. 

He was blessed. He even said so.

This is the Adoration Chapel  back in the woods for intimate prayer time. 


melissa said...

Oh I envy you this trip. Would love, love, love being somewhere like that. :) Good for you.

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Bonnie said...

wish you had been with us... I did think about you!

Gail said...

I LOVE the glass and wood chapel!