Monday, July 02, 2007

Holy Cross

Rocky and I went to Holy Cross Monastery yesterday afternoon. It was incredible. The monks of Trappists and it is as you would expect very quiet. The grounds are beautiful. We saw and heard black Angus cows, goldfiches, cardinals, blue buntings and chimney swifts. We visited the bookstore and of course, the chapel.

We were blessed this visit because a priest brought out the Blessed Sacrament for adoration. We sat with four monks. It was one of the most intense adoration hours of my life. If you're in Berryville, go to this very precious place.


Steve said...

If you ever have a free weekend, try to go on retreat. A weekend in silence and prayer does wonders for a person. Vigils are 3:30am are an amazing experience and having Brother Steve read during Dinner and Supper is a treat.

Dymphna said...

Sounds wonderful!