Saturday, June 14, 2014

Discovering Heaven

Our monastery was featured in a recent Time magazine publication entitled, Discovering Heaven: How Our Ideas About The Afterlife Shape How We Live Today. The author Lisa Miller notices the beauty and quiet of our Abbey and muses on the glimpses of heaven she experienced during her visit to the Abbey. 

As monks we can lose sight of the divine hidden in the routine. We were reminded of an observation made some years ago by Dom Thomas Keating: "Love is what changes the perception of ordinary reality into insight, and presence into unity. As love grows, therefore, so do insight and unity."