Today’s photo bears a striking resemblance to places in New Mexico, including White Sands National Park, but in fact the photo was taken in a place far, far away from the Land of Enchantment.

One of our young brothers is visiting his family, for the first time in five years, and had a chance to visit the coast in recent days. And where was that? Vietnam!
God’s creation is a wonderful reminder that we are surrounded by beauty all over the world. May we take better care of “Our Common Home,” as it is often called, and never cease to thank God for all good gifts we are given, surpassing monetary value, and which easily lift our hearts to praise of the Creator.
With our greetings and prayers and grateful for yours,
Abbot Christian and the monks