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From the earliest times Christian monks have always had a special relationship to their Monastic Home. One of the ancient monastic vows we still take today is the vow of "Stability." This vow binds monks to a particular place and a particular Community. In 1098, the first Cistercian Fathers, like the desert monks before them, searched for a place far from the haunts of men. They described themselves as "lovers of the place and of the brothers."

Explore the diverse plant life at The Monastery of the Holy Spirit catalogued by Botanist Jim Allison