From the Order of the Holy Cross - The Monastery Column
Cookout and contemplative days
Last Monday, Brother Josép organized another successful cookout. This was our Fourth of July celebration transferred to the Fifth. The food was delicious, the company pleasant, the weather ideal. Thank you, Josép. Next stop: Labor Day.
The next day, Tuesday we went into three Contemplative Days. Less work, more time for personal prayer and rest. I finished reading Mirabai Starr's contemporary English translation of Julian of Norwich's "Showings," a medieval mystical classic. I am also continued reading Anthony De Mello's "Awareness." For fun, I an reading "Galileo's Daughter" by Dava Sobel.