So far, the mild autumn weather has encouraged an abundance of lilies and roses, providing beautiful flowers from our cloister garden for decorating in church.

At this time of year we can sometimes have freezing temperatures in the mornings, but not yet this year. Night time temperatures are in the mid-40s, climbing to the high 70s by afternoon.

In the midst of desert beauty, we are blessed at the sight of God’s marvelous creation.

Be assured of our prayers and please keep us in yours. Thank you from the heart.

Abbot Christian and the monks