sun shines through rain;
the wonder of a timeless covenant.
Picture taken at Kopua Monastery
A certain stillness..
Picture taken shortly after sunrise at Kopua Cistercian Monastery
A new day dawns.
And my stay ends…
Picture taken from Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand
“We entrust ourselves to the night as if it were a great ocean from which we can fish up all sorts of wonderful things..”
From The Music of Silence by David Steindl-Rast
Compline completes the Liturgy of the Hours.
Its end marks the beginning of the Great Silence
Picture taken at sunset, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand
None: the ninth hour:
a rainbow begins to break through the storm clouds.
Picture taken at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery. New Zealand
Sext: the sixth hour
Picture shows the Abbey church and guesthouse, Kopua Monastery. New Zealand
Terce: the third hour
Picture taken at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand