Sunday, December 14, 2008

Along with many of its neighboring towns and cities, the Abbey was recently hit by one of the worst ice storms of the century. Fortunately for the monks, the Abbey's back-up generator kept them from losing power and the damage to the property, although extensive, was limited mostly to its trees. To look and walk about the transformed landscape in the aftermath of the storm was an experience of both wonder and sadness ... Wonder at the beauty and power of nature, yet sadness for the destruction which it brought.