Saturday, June 2, 2012


After a spring of abundant rainfalls and recent thunderstorms, the lawns, meadows and hillsides of the Abbey are almost unbelievably, implausibly green.

Green is the color of hope, the color of vestments worn for Mass during these days of Ordinary Time.

We rejoice in the lush ordinariness of our monastic day-to-dayness and seek to live in hope.

Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) established the canon of liturgical colors  as we know them.