I had to clean a floor in an empty room at the Abbey a couple of months ago. The room is at one end of the building and since it was work time, no one was within co-ee. The rest of the nuns were all working in silence at the other end...
One of the things I really like to do, (and rarely ever do) is to amble along a back road in the country somewhere. Perhaps it is part of my own genetic makeup and a throw back to my droving forebears!
It’s autumn again. I felt that “new breeze” a little while ago and knew autumn wasn’t far away. I look outside the window today, as I write this, and see the tall maple tree beginning to change colour.
If some of us have lived long enough, we can find that there is much in our lives to regret. Mistakes, sins, times when we have let the side down and the constant companion of our own weakness sometimes weigh heavily upon us.
We celebrate the feasts of various Benedictine Saints throughout the year and they are always a source of great joy to me. I even like choir practice when we prepare for the liturgy of these great days!
There is recognised illness in Christchurch, New Zealand right now. It has come as a result of the many earthquakes that have hit that city and surrounding districts. A great number of people are reporting heart related illnesses, so much so...
I was sitting in our Church - it was morning and the sun was rising - the seasonal winds upon us. The sunlight was sparkling in the trees and the light was literally dancing in front of me as the winds threw the light from one leaf to another.