Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Light in the Cloister


"The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall," said the American architect Louis Kahn. Indeed, buildings that matter have spirit and meaning and are never merely functional.

With the assistance of local architects and contractors, monks designed and built our monastery in the 1950s. Their vision formed the architecture, and its beauty has continued to form succeeding generations of monks. We remain grateful for their care.
Photograph of early morning sunlight in the southwestern corner of the cloister.