Though they are not usually in bloom until August, the first Rose of Sharon has appeared in our Saint John Paul II Meditation Garden, located between the Monastery church and the Guest Reception building.

Rose of Sharon work well as cut flowers and will be used in our church at the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

While eastern New Mexico has gotten a fair amount of precipitation over the past several weeks, western New Mexico is lagging far behind in rainfall. We continue to pray for rain and for all those effected by the drought.

With our greetings and prayers for good health and safety in this Summer season.

Abbot Christian and the monks