Each Spring we always plant the Easter lilies from church as they begin to
lose their flowers. As today’s photograph testifies, the lilies are
beginning to bloom in our cloister garden and will soon be used for
arrangements to be placed in front of the icon of Our Lady in our church.

Another quote from the Medieval monk called Theophilus, reflecting on the
Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:

“Through the spirit of understanding, you have received the capacity for
practical knowledge of the order, the variety and the measure that you
apply to your various kinds of work.”

With our continued prayers,

Abbot Christian and the monks