A photo from a few weeks back is featured today. It is a view from our cloister garden, looking toward the east, where a rainbow appeared in the sky one day.

Our living quarters surround the cloister garden, which over the past twenty-five years has grown into a little paradise on earth. Trees, grass, flowers, a fountain with fish, flagstone paths, along with regular visits from birds and bees, are in harmonious balance and almost create an ecosystem in itself.

In the midst of desert beauty we are grateful to God for all good gifts and for those who are our families, friends and benefactors. May God bless them all!

Abbot Christian and the monks