Today’s photograph is a view of a garden in our cloister, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The garden is located along an outdoor flagstone path leading to our church from the monks’ residence building. As such, our visitors don’t see the garden, a little oasis, which has been nicknamed “the scenic route to church.”

A medieval monk, called Theophilus, wrote this:

“Through the spirit of wisdom you know that created things proceed from God and that without God nothing is.”

With greetings and prayers from Abbot Christian and the monks