In addition, I spent over a week on the road driving from Weston to Malvern, PA to officiate at a cousin's wedding. It was great. The day after the wedding I drove up to Newburgh, NY, spent the night and then drove in a miserable rain to Arlington, VT. The rain eased up in Albany. Alas, that meant ninety minutes in driving rain, trucks, and the dark as I left at 5:30 AM. Long long trip. Seemed much longer than the three hours that it took. However, Tuesday was magnificent. We'd moved some of my talks to Monday so suddenly I had a free day with perfect photo weather. Photos at the bottom.
Eager to get started with the new work. It will be interesting to live on a college campus again. There is a different sense of energy on a campus though at times it would be nice if it were at a bit lower volume. Especially after midnight.
Will probably post a homily in a day or two when it is ready. Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Luke. The following day is the North American Martyrs. That is the day I move to BC. Am looking forward to a few weeks of not much travel or activity.
One of the cloister walks. The monastery is in the brutalist fashion. It is one of the very few brutalist buildings I like. It works. It will probably stand forever.
The main altar and tabernacle.
The stained glass is magnificent. It is non-figurative in purple, blues, and gold. The light suffuses the entire church in a warm glow depending on the time of day.
The books are very large, old, in Latin, and use Gregorian chant.
The graveyard is in the center of the cloister. A Carthusian is buried beneath a simple cross with no name, date of birth, death, or anything else. He is buried as anonymously as he lived.
Sunrise overlooking Arlington, VT. This is from a point about 2/3 up Mt. Equinox.
Sunrise reflected in the windshield of the car.
+Fr. Jack, SJ, MD