Monday, January 26, 2009

My Visit To France

Today at the Abbey of Gethsemani, and in many monasteries throughout the world, the founding of the Order of Cistercians was celebrated. This order of monks is 911 years old. In 2005 I had the wonderful experience of being able to visit France as a representative of the Lay Cistercians of Gethsemani. I was able to visit Clairvaux, the land of St Bernard, a shining light of the Cistercian Order, and Citeaux, where the Cistercian Order actually began in the year 1098. Yesterday I re-discovered a CD of pictures from this trip so over the next few days I will share some of my favorite photos from my trip. Today's picture is a group photo of all the people I was with during my trip. The people in this photo were from 12 different countries. I am sitting cross legged in the front row to the extreme right.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Okay, you're one up on me, since you've visited Clairvaux. Still, there is not Michael in the Holy Founders. Robert, Alberic, and who was that other one? Oh Yeah! Stephen!