Happy New Year!
I did something different to ring in the year: I spent the week at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, the home of Thomas Merton. I arrived on New Years Eve and had four glorious days of silence, liturgical prayer, spiritual reading, and walks in the woods.
It was a beautiful way to begin 2013, and it allowed me time to consider and pray with the past year, which included so many changes for me. It marked the end of my novitiate, the celebration of my first vows as an RSCJ, a move to a new-old city, and the beginning of a new relatively permanent ministry position.
So, here I will share some of my photos, with more promised later! May the next year be as blessed as the last!