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1 January, 2016 - The feast of Mary, the mother of God, and ... Happy new year!

   

   
 

   

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On the night before Christmas eve, the 23rd of December, a large windstorm came through the area and blew down one of the tall pine trees lining the walkway behind the monks' garden.

The roots of the tree were pulled clear out of the ground, and left a sort of small natural cave there. One of the monks, Br. Gregory, was inspired by the eastern tradition which depicts the stable where Jesus was born as a cave, to create an outdoor creche in the roots of this tree. Here are a few photographs, to celebrate the motherhood of Mary on this day.

       
 

We, the monks of Gethsemani, wish everyone a blessed 2016, full of grace and many mercies.

   
 

 

   

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