A trip that began with humility, upon arriving a day early late at night and being welcomed by a monk, ended with extreme elation, in
It’s interesting how complacency draws us away from a place or position. I’ve found in my own life that complacency can be a friend or
While I don’t leave for my trip to visit monasteries until mid January, I was able to make it up to New Melleray Abbey near Peosta,
Many people ask me why I call this ’17 spaces.’ The reason for this is that for every Trappist Monastery I have traveled to, I
Of Love, By Mary Oliver I have been in love more times than one, thank the Lord. Sometimes it was lasting whether active or not.
My interest in the Trappist’s lifestyle began when I first read some of the work of Thomas Merton. This seems to be a common starting