Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Back in the real world...

Mary Dawn and I returned yesterday evening from a most fabulous time at St. John the Forerunner Monastery. It was very relaxing and inspiring. Everytime I go I gain a greater respect for my faith and especially the Eucharist. It inspires me to strive even harder on my path to God. I pray the effects last a life time.
Here are just a couple pictures but will post more on the photo blog.
On Sunday afternoon we received a beautiful layer of snow. We couldn't help but hike around in the snow and take pictures...those will be on the photo blog.

I came home to find a letter from St. John of San Francisco Monastery and learned that they are in escrow on a place outside of Redding. You can see it here, and WoW! Sooo, an english speaking monastery will be about 12 hours away, a little further than I'd hoped but it will be good to visit someday.


Mimi said...

You guys look great! I'm so glad you had a good time, and had snow too!

Wasn't that great news about St. John's Monastary?

Elizabeth said...

Fr. Jonah's monastery? Redding? Huh, last time we heard (straight from Fr. Jonah's mouth when he visited us in San Francisco in...September?) they were buying a place near Gilroy. Well, I'm happier for Redding, as we'll certainly be passing by that way much more often than Gilroy!

Anonymous said...


I know it's pretty small, but there is also the All Merciful Savior Monastary over on Vashon Island. Granted they only have two monks, but it is English speaking, and I believe they have visitor housing now.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all. So glad you got away, and with snow to boot!


Arielle said...

I go to the Vashon monastery all the time! My family's from Vashon, and the abbot is friends with my grandmother's Assemblies of God pastor :)

Glad St. John's found a place, but sorry they're further away then we originally thought.