Christmas in Your Monastery
Joy in the Liturgy,
hope in the canticles of the Church,
hymns which give utterance to love,
and ease in the heart
remembering in the silence of the abbey
the humility of Mary,
the chastity of Joseph,
the love of God.
What joy it gives us to know
that we depend on God’s will.
Here, there, what does it matter?
Wither we may go,
wherever we may be,
so long as our heart isn’t separated from that of Jesus,
what have we to fear?
— St Rafael Arnaiz y Baron (+1938) Trappist Monk
Blessed second week of Advent. May you continue to find Christmas in your monastery…
Wherever it is.