Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beach Music

Am in Florida at the beach with family. Really nice, peaceful, and
restful. People are having a turtle watch. I believe it is a cult of
"turtle people" who came out last night as the orange moon ascended over
the ocean. Do turtles only come out on a beach during a full moon?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Abbey of Gethsemani - An Invitation

Jonathan Montaldo operates as the director of the Bethany Spring Retreat Center. On December 10, 2004, he wrote a poem describing the call of the Abbey of Gethsemani to those on a pilgrmage. December 10, 1968, was when Thomas Merton passed away. Thus it is a tribute to him.

Abbey of Gethsemani

This is a good introduction to the Abbey of Gethsemani. It features Bro. Rayfield Pendergrass. Bro. Rayfield passed away a year ago. One of the first things I did when I got at the Abbey this week was to go out to his gravesite. He was the first monk I ever met there. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and was disappointed when KMOX quit broadcasting the games, making it difficult for him to follow the Cardinals.

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Bethany Spring - Near Abbey of Gethsemani

Bethany Spring is the Merton Retreat Center near the Abbey of Gethsemani. It is located about 1 mile away and is an excellent facility. I stayed there for 2 nights this week and enjoyed the facilities. If you can not get into the Abbey this is a good place to stay. Jonathan Montaldo is the Director of the facility and the following is a short video of him describing the facility.

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