Returning to the world and trying to be not OF the world

Tonight we are staying in Bowling Green, Kentucky, ready to leave Roxane in the morning and head back to Wisconsin.

I apologize for no blog post yesterday, but we were staying at Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers, Georgia, where Flannery O’Connor often visited on retreat.  They are not only a cloistered group of Cistercian Monks, but there is no Internet and so, we were forced to communicate the old-fashioned way…in Christina’s tiny cell, whispering and giggling like school girls.

Surely anyone passing by the room would have scolded us for breaking the mandatory “Grand Silence” after 8 pm, but we just couldn’t resist. We had been so very good all day, after all.

There is much to tell about this trip, but those lessons and revelations will be saved and savored for future posts, as I am a very weary traveler tonight.

But, in case you were wondering, yes, of course I have photos of Holy Spirit Monastery.

The experience was mystical and enjoyable……..I hope you enjoy these tidbits

Holy Water Font-simple and yet elegant

After the rain–can you see the church in the reflection?

Physical world on the left -spiritual world on the right. 

 There will likely be no blog tomorrow as it will be a full day of driving, but we can catch up later, you don’t mind, do you?

A peek into the cloister

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