Tuesday, May 17, 2005

In Kentucky

The following set of photographs were taken while I was on retreat at our monastery in Trappist, Kentucky - Our Lady of Gethsemani. I was there for a week, preparing for my solemn profession of vows which will take place here at Conyers on May 29th. The week was wonderful. I stayed in Thomas Merton's Hermitage, which was a great experience. I ventured down to the abbey a few times, to visit with the monks and share a few meals, but for the most part I stayed in and around the hermitage. I did a lot of reading, writing and going for walks. Kentucky sure is a pretty state. And the monastery has a beauty all its own.


Christina said...

Thank you for your post re: my poem. I'm glad you found it and enjoy that you read it. I love the pictures you have laid out here on your blog. It looks like a very warm and spiritual environment. I hope it provided what you were searching for. Much happiness and joy to you my friend.

Charles said...

I enjoyed by visit on your blog. Thank you.
Thought you might like to see a poem I have written about the "old" Abbey of Gethsemani.
Warm greetings,
Charles Cingolani