A sure sign that Spring cannot be far off in this part of the country is the arrival of regular daytime winds, sometimes gusting to twenty or more miles per hour.

The beautiful canticle from the Old Testament Book of Daniel, chapter 3, is an invitation to recognize how God is glorified in creation, including the sun and moon, rain and wind, ice and snow, to mention just a few of the many natural features of God’s handiwork, that is, the earth and all that surrounds it.

We continue the forty days of Lent with its usual focus on prayer, fasting and doing good. It tends to be a quieter time, with few big liturgical celebrations during these weeks.

We wish all our families, friends, benefactors and oblates a blessed continuation of this holy season leading to the great mystery of the Lord’s Resurrection and its annual accompanying celebration.

Be assured of our prayers and please keep us in your prayers. Thank you and God bless you.

Abbot Christian and the monks