Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Movember Monks

monks tuck
razors away..more or less
just a quick flash
across the face
to create
a most unmonkish moustache

Us monks have changed our shaving rituals, for this month of Movember only, to love, and support our brothers, fathers, friends and sons.

The abbess's father, a most jolly Benedictine monk, is fighting prostrate cancer.

Also a brother monk begins his battle with testicular cancer this week.


Join our team.  Pray for the health of our brother monks.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lost Saints or a Monk's Lament

so many old saints
far afield
or dusty faded
from my life

gone to
those lost
lingering links
saint's prayers
just a click away

time to gather all the saints