Sometimes hummingbirds fly into our church through the large front door, usually open all summer during the day.

The little bird photographed here could not find the way out and eventually landed on the floor of the church. Two monks rescued the bird and got it refreshment from one of our numerous hummingbird feeders. Once revived, the bird was on its way to the rest of its life.

With our prayers for all at the beginning of a new month, traditionally dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, whose feast is September 15, precisely in the middle of the month. Mary’s Birthday is also recounted on September 8th.

Abbot Christian and the monks