The twenty large peony bushes in our cloister garden are now coming into bloom. What they lack in fragrance they make up in with dramatic beauty. Like the mini-irises in the cloister garden, the peonies make excellent long-lasting floral arrangements for our church.
We continue to be out of harms reach of active forest fires, but the dangers are always present with the ongoing drought and lack of rainfall in our part of the country. We are praying for rain.
In the interest of good health as covid cases rise, our Guesthouse, Giftshop and Grounds are closed until June 6th. Thank you for your understanding and patience. All the monks have recently been tested for covid and fortunately with only negative results. Deo gratias.
With our continued prayers and thanks for your support and care for us.
Abbot Christian and the monks