Saturday, April 28, 2012


Their work for the winter season completed, these shovels wait to be stored away until next winter. Humble tools serve us all day long. Saint Benedict reminds the cellarer of the monastery and implicitly all of the monks to regard the tools and utensils of the monastery "as if they were the sacred vessels of the altar." Sacredness is hiding in what is ordinary, if we are attentive.

Photograph by Brother Jonah.