“The heavens proclaim the glory of God and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands. Day unto day takes up the story and night unto night makes known the message” Psalm 18.

Living as we do at 6,500 feet above sea level, the air we breathe and the sky we observe is definitely different than at sea level.

Below is a photograph of the nearby monumental outcrop known as Pedernal, literally, from the Spanish, “flinty rock.”

Undoubtedly the ancients who inhabited these parts long ago had another name for the mountain, and more than likely it held a special significance for the people of what is now called the Chama River Valley.

Some of our monks have climbed to the top of Pedernal for a majestic 360 degree view of the surrounding lands. It’s a rigorous hike, but well worth the effort.