Our second oldest monk, Father Bernard, who turns 91 on July 30th, delights in meeting up on a regular basis with our flock of chickens. They come running when Father Bernard appears, and stay around him for the duration of his visit.
The re-introduction of livestock to our life has added a wonderful dimension to our monastic journey. Living alongside God’s creatures great and small: horses, sheep, poultry, bees and a donkey, is a positive way to tune out of unnecessary technology and take delight in simpler things, finding there blessings from God, for young and old alike.
Long live our agricultural endeavors!
Abbot Christian and monks