A Word From The Monks

I’ve applied to do a 3 day retreat at the Christ in the Desert Monastery in New Mexico.  It combines three of my favorite things – chanting Benedictine monks, beautiful architecture by George Nakashima and the ruddy landscape around Abiquiu New Mexico.  Visitors get a small room in the guest lodge and the chance to follow the monks daily schedule – up at 4am for a choral start to the day and nightly silence from 7.30pm onwards.  I’ve been on tenterhooks waiting for over a week to hear if I got accepted. Then on friday I got a short email back. It read:  ‘Your reservation is confirmed… No shorts please. Brother Andre’.

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