Daily Archives: April 24, 2011

Forest of Peace

Rest Day Read (SR-83)

Shantivanam, Forest of Peace

I haven’t been a lot of places in my lifetime, but the Shantivanam House of Prayer in Easton, Kansas is the most holy place I have been to.  When my uncle was the resident priest there, the family would attend midnight mass on Christmas and Easter sunrise mass every year.  It was and still is a magical place.  As a kid, I think I felt God for the first time in the silence of the walking trails. It is a place of retreat, a place of solitude and spirit. I learned of (and learned to appreciate) the power of silence in finding God’s presence there. I ate my first turnip fresh out of its gardens and met numerous wonderful people of spirit and faith during my brief visits.  Great memories of Shantivanam.

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Have a happy and safe Easter.

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