There is just something soothing about seeing people do good words in Jesus’ name. Given our totally insane political season we all need something soothing. Catholics seem to be especially suited and tuned to doing good works. With that in mind one of the places I visited this year during my uRV trips was St.Meinrad Archabbey in Ferdinand Indiana. It is one of only two archabbeies in the nation. I visited here many years ago but the experience affected me even more this time. The serenity of the place almost melted away my pent up anxiety caused by our current times.
Catholics seem to be much better at doing good works as Jesus commanded. It is a strong part of their heritage and I much admire that. The monks who live there have dedicated their lives to prayer and and a simple life of few possessions. I have to admit that I don’t quite understand a life totally committed to prayer. I’m sure I could never even begin to do that. Too much patience required and too little technology… 🙂
Here are some more pictures of this peaceful place. If you are ever in the area I would strongly suggest you take a few hours to visit.