Legendary Trappist Fr. Matthew Kelty dies

Another tall tree in the forest has fallen. I had the good fortune of hearing Fr. Matthew Kelty preach several times at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky.  He usually gave talks in the evenings for people in the retreat house, and his delightful, poetic, stream-of-consciousness ramblings, delivered in that melodious and ancient Bostonian voice, [Read More...]

Ah, Gethsemani

Longtime readers will know that I have great affection for Thomas Merton and have spent some memorable, meaningful hours at the place he called home for half of his life, the Abbey of Gethsamani, in Kentucky.  Below is a favorite shot, from several years ago: Your Humble Blogger on the front porch of Merton’s hermitage. [Read More...]