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Rain Murmurs Gently

Rain falls on the gazebo roof
and murmurs gently
in the surrounding forest

I sit here with the stone lion
who gazes with undivided attention… 93 more words


Self-care in the digital age

Occasionally, managing e-mails and photo storage is overwhelming, and the delusion that I am succeeding at the task evaporates. During a recent bout editing three storage Clouds, I found Charlotte Kasl’s book, … 725 more words


Monastery Immaculate Conception

150 Sisters of Saint Benedict live in community in Ferdinand, Indiana.  Here are some pictures I took when I went on a silent retreat there. 516 more words

Religious And Spiritual

Soul Path

Into the silence I retreat,

Rousing thoughts and memories,



No longer who I was,

No nearer where I’m going.

Distanced from thinking,

Closer to knowing. 41 more words

Saint Joseph's chapel

This is a small chapel at St. Meinrad’s.  While it looks very simple and humble, they’ve stored the altarpiece from the original Abbey here.  It is overwhelmingly ostentatious.   373 more words

Religious And Spiritual

The rock garden at St. Meinrad's

There is a nice little rock garden with a koi pond on the grounds of St. Meinrad’s.  It is open to the public.  (Not all areas are).

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St. Meinrad guest house

St. Meinrad Archabbey is in St. Meinrad, Indiana.  It is a Benedictine monastery and seminary.  The Benedictines have as part of their Rule to serve the guest as if he (or she) is Christ, so they always have guest houses that are quite nice to stay in .   395 more words

Religious And Spiritual