Our free range flock of chickens are often found roosting on the fence around their field, where they seem to be taking a “break” from their foraging in the course of the day.
Perhaps it’s a small reminder to find moments in our day for a “pause that refreshes,” a coca cola used to be advertised as offering. For Christians, that pause may mean taking time to pray the rosary or one of the Hours of the Divine Office or perhaps simply sitting and pondering  the goodness of God in our daily lives.
The recent rainfall here has been a welcome contrast to the very dry conditions of the past several years. Has the drought truly ended? We can at least hope it is moving in that direction.
As we return to Ordinary Time in the Liturgical Calendar, we also keep on successive Sundays the Solemnities of the Holy Trinity and the Body and Blood of the Lord (Corpus Christi) and the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday after Corpus Christi. May these celebrations deepen our faith, hope and love.
Be assured of our prayers and please keep us in yours.
Abbot Christian and the monks