Friday, June 24, 2011

Ordinary beauty

Earlier this week I began a two-week vacation. I spent the first few days away from the monastery but still on the grounds of Saint Meinrad Archabbey--in a house we own on the edge of the property. Primarily, I wanted to be near our library to do a little research for a writing project I'm working on, but it was also nice to just relax. I feel well-rested!
Now, I am off to both Ohio and West Virginia to spend time with my family and friends, especially my mother. I also plan to catch a couple ballgames and do some fishing, as well as reading and writing. I hope to do a little blogging as well.

During the last few days I also did some hiking in the area, and took a few photos, which are posted here. Nothing spectacular. Just ordinary, everyday beauty graciously given by God.

Br. Francis


Tulle said...

Dear Brother Francis.

Thank you for the lovely photos. I hope you enjoy your vacation and time of relaxation. A monk, like all other people, needs some time away from his ordinary day.

Here it's the most busy time of the year, and vacation is still 2 months away.

Have a good time and safe journeys.


Br. Francis de Sales Wagner said...

Thanks. It was a good vacation. It's also good to be back. And it's always good to have a vacation to be looking forward to!

Br. Francis