We were happy to wake up the morning after Thanksgiving Day to freshly fallen snow. Moisture is much needed in this part of the world, and we have been praying for it. We now have another reason for giving thanks. In his book “The World of Silence,” the Swiss philosopher Max Picard (1888 – 1965) refers to snow as “silence made visible.” It is still seems a very apt description.
As is often the case here, the snow is already melting, so we’ll need to await another “installment” to arrive, but any reduction to the possibility of forest fires, for example, is always welcome.
We are now in the final days of the Liturgical Year and preparing for the season of Advent which begins next Sunday. Time flies, as they say, and it’s hard to believe that the year 2023 is drawing to a close.
We continue to pray for peace in places living in conflict or war, and for better days ahead.
Be assured of our prayers and please keep us in yours. Thank you.
Abbot Christian and the monks