Somewhat in the shadows (hence the dark photo), God’s creatures in our peaceable kingdom return to their usual state of basically getting along.

Pictured here are Gnuf Gnuf the dog and Monica the cat, who have a long-standing record of irenic co-existence.

Among humans, we monks included, peace can sometimes be a more challenging goal.

As we return to Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar, may we all strive for peace and harmony on our journey to God.