Typically, monastery gardens are important spaces that are semi or completely cultivated, adding beauty to the property where monks live and receive their guests.
Some monastery gardens are hidden from public view, such as where the monks have their living quarters. Other gardens, such as the one pictured today, are for the enjoyment of those on private retreat or who come as day visitors.
One of our guests recently trimmed the box hedges in our “Pope Saint John Paul II Meditation Garden,” just outside our monastery church.
We are continuing to get rain, almost daily, and deeply grateful for the good it is doing to the earth.
May all on vacation or traveling these days be kept safe and peaceful in this Summer season that seems to be going far too fast! Soon it will be August.
With assurance of our prayers and please keep us in yours. Thank you.
Abbot Christian and the monks