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My church had a field trip to the Abbey of Gethsemani, a Benedictine monastery in Kentucky. Gethsemani is where Thomas Merton was centered. If you don’t know who Thomas Merton was, you can read about him on the Gethsemani web site, monks.org (which cracks me up). If you’d rather read about the fudge, go to the Gethsemani Farms site. Jane gave me some of their Bourbon fudge and I’m telling you what — that’s some good fudge, right there!
So we went. It looked very pretty, peeking through the trees.
Here’s the interior of one of the chapels.
Across from the guest house door was this gate to a beautiful garden.
This was outside the guest house door.
This is made of ceramic. The big rectangle says, Let All Guests That Come Be Received Like Christ — Rule of St. Benedict.
Unless you’re a woman, of course.
Hey, I’m just sayin’.
It was, nevertheless, a lovely visit, and a fine time was had by all.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character goes where their gender is less than totally welcome.