On this day fifty-five years ago, our Monastery church, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, was formally blessed as the place of worship for the monks of Christ in the Desert and its guests.
We keep the day as a Sunday, with more solemn celebration of the Conventual Mass and Divine Office, and a festive meal in the afternoon.
We are grateful for all our benefactors, both past and present, living and deceased, who have and still support us by their kindnesses.
Despite the decidedly cooler temperatures as we move toward October, roses are still blooming in our cloister garden, as evidenced in today’s photo.
With this comes our prayers for the needs and intentions of all of our families, friends, benefactors and oblates. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you.
Abbot Christian and the monks