Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brother Stephen's Visit to Clear Creek Monastery


Brother Stephen, who blogs from the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank, recently paid a brief visit to Clear Creek Monastery.

What I saw at Clear Creek were devotion, care, and quiet persistence—those elements that add up to make a fruitful observance of the Holy Rule and let it do its work on the individual soul. Whether it was in the singing of the neumes, the work of the servers in the refectory, or the care with which topsoil was being placed in the herb garden, the quality of that observance was apparent. I’m sure that there are difficulties and tensions as there are in every abbey, but it was clear that this was a special place, not just for liturgists, musicians, and architects, but for the whole of Christ’s Church and the world. May God continue to bless them.
Read the whole thing here.

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