As days grow shorter and temperatures cooler, we are being treated to some stunning night skies. Every season in the Chama Canyon wilderness has its beauty, and especially so during the months of Autumn.
Abbot Christian has completed his days abroad, after the conclusion of the Provincial Chapter at Subiaco Abbey in Italy and two days spent at Thien Tam (Sacred Heart) Benedictine Monastery near Kerens, Texas, a now independent monastery founded by Christ in the Desert in 2009.
Following the death of Prior Dominic Nguyen of Thien Tam on Christmas Day last year, Abbot Christian was assigned by our Abbot President in Rome to assist the monks in moving forward and to prepare for the election of a new Prior there in 2024.
The Sacred Heart community is composed of twelve professed monks and two novices. They are doing well, thanks be to God. Like Christ in the Desert, the Texas monastery has its primary focus on prayer and hospitality.
With the rest of the world, we are praying for peace in lands struggling with conflict and war. May the Lord help us in this endeavor.
Abbot Christian and the monks