Between our Monastery church and the Guest Reception Building, is the Saint John Paul II Silent Meditation Garden. It is beginning to look beautiful once again with the leafing of the Rose of Sharon bushes and other flora.

The space is called a “Silent Meditation Garden,” intended to be a place for reflection and prayer, as an extension of the church itself. In silence God often speaks to the heart, the mystical tradition of the Church teaches.

May all of us, wherever we are, leave time and space each day to listening with the ear of the heart, for what God has to say to us. No better companion in this endeavor is God’s Word itself, the texts of Sacred Scripture, the Bible.

We continue to have daytime temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s. We also continue to pray for rain.