With the amount of rainfall in September, welcome as it was, we wondered if the cottonwood trees along the Chama River would change color in their usual Autumn fashion. True to form, they did, and have not disappointed. We’ve still not had a morning frost, so the gradual turning of the leaves is going on and being enjoyed by monks and guests alike.
It’s not unheard of to have a first snowfall in mid-October, but that seems unlikely for now.
For many, Autumn is their favorite time of year, with cooler temperatures than summer and winter still some weeks away.
To all our families, friends, oblates and neighbors, we extend warm greetings and our prayers. We are doing well and grateful to God for that. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you.
Abbot Christian and the monks