YouTube Goes Monastic

A fellow named Greg who’s affiliated with a group called the Rosary Army recently unleashed the following video on YouTube. It shows him walking around the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (and includes a quick shot of the store where I work).

Incidentally, the peacocks that he refers to originally belonged to Flannery O’Connor, who aside from being one of the greatest Southern writers of the twentieth century was also a peacock farmer — and a friend of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit (which she would have known as the Monastery of the Holy Ghost). When she died, she left a part of her peacock herd (do peacocks come in herds?) to the Monastery, where they lived until the early 1980s.

Following the Ancient Path Today
Flannery O’Connor on the Church and Politics
Seven Essential Thomas Merton Books
Concerning Emergence, Contemplation, and the Faith of the Future
  • Mike Farley

    Beautiful place! Even with Greg’s enthusiastic commentary, you still get a sense of the stillness around those buildings. From the website, the store looks like a real treasure trove. You are seriously blessed to be working there!