In this undated photo from the mid-1960s, our founding Prior, Father Aelred Wall, OSB, is flanked by two luminaries of the time, the architect George Nakashima and the painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Both lent their time and talents to Father Aelred in creating “something beautiful for God” in the Chama Canyon Wilderness, nearly sixty years ago.

Fatther Aelred, George and Georgia have all gone to their eternal rewards, and we are eternally grateful to them for their collaboration in establishing the Monastery of Christ in the Desert.

With assurance of our prayers,

Abbot Christian and the monks