Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monks of New Skete

Summer is a time for rest and relaxation but also for retreat. Monasteries make a great retreat destination. They usually have a guest house as well as plenty of space for walking and hiking and quiet places for introspection and reflection. One of my favorite monasteries in North America is the New Skete Communities in Cambridge, NY. The Monks of New Skete are famous for their dog training and just last week they were featured on Good Morning America. I included the link to that short video below.

When visiting the New Skete community you will find rest and relaxation, plenty of nature, and hopefully you will find inner stillness and peace. The monastery chapel is gorgeous, the colorful painted frescoes are breathtaking and the singing is heavenly.

Do yourself a favor and visit the Monks of New Skete.

On the way home make sure to buy one of their gourmet cheesecakes, or maybe two of them, you won't be disappointed.