A time of quiet
Monks at Kurisumala in silent meditation after Mass
This entry was posted on January 29, 2013 by neitherusenorornament. It was filed under monastery, silence and was tagged with Aramaic prayer, Kurisumala Monastery, Meditation, Trappists.
Of what is the flooring made?
January 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm
The floor itself is concrete throughout the monastery. In the church that is overlaid by a wall-to-wall coir covering, plus a scattering of brightly-covered jute mats.
I was pre-warned that there was no seating as such but the monks kindly reserved a space for me on the bench at the back of the church.
January 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm
Coir matting is what we had in the living room at home in Wales, not warm, or comfortable!
Very kind of them to reserve you a place on the bench; I should be unable to stand for long without some hope of a seat.
January 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm
I’m the same: gentle walking and sitting are normally fine, but standing for any length of time, or trying to sit on the floor, are quite problematic!
January 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm
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