Within the monks’ cloister are two gardens. One of them is rectangular, surrounded by the cells or bedrooms of the monks. This quadrangle we call the “Cloister Garden.” It leads to the church, where we go for prayer and Mass throughout the day.
We can reach the church from our cells either from an enclosed corridor within the house or from out of doors, along a brick and flagstone patch, showing the latter in today’s photo. The name of the garden in today’s photo is “Mary’s Garden,” with a statue of our Lady and several pine and locust trees.
We are finally getting rain, and very grateful for that. The annual rainy season is usually July and August, but we do not object to its beginning in June this year. Let it rain!
A blessed week to all of our families and friends.
Abbot Christian and the monks