While Spring has definitely arrived, we are still a little cautious about putting some of our indoor potted plants outside, including the variety of amaryllis in today’s photo. Daffodils are blooming fine outside, and flowering trees are in bloom, so we will soon be able to line the low-flung wall within our  cloister, where the monks reside, with the many potted plants that have been inside over the past several months.
While there was a fair amount of snow and rain during this past winter Winter and also as Spring began this year, we are still in need of moisture for the good of the earth and the reduction of the threat of forest fires. So we are once again praying for rain.
Blessed continuation of the Easter Season. Let the earth bless the Lord!
Abbot Christian and the monks