Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday in Kentucky

Kentucky is known for many things including Lincoln's birthplace, its fine bourbons(and The Bourbon Trail), horse racing, etc. Another famous place in Kentucky is near Bardstown and is called Gethsemani. It is a Trappist Monastery and was made well-known around the world by one humble but thoroughly modern monk named Thomas Merton. (It is also famous for its wonderful cheeses, candies, and fruitcakes - visit Merton lived in a small house on the grounds and wrote many fine books. He was a true contemplative and spiritual guide. He believed the earth was given to us that we might find "meaning. order, truth, salvation" and great joy in the beauty of the world around us, especially its light.


  1. I have never been there and would love to accompany you on a trip there. I know how much Mom and Dad love it too. Lovely post.

  2. My mom is from Horse Cave, KY. I have very fond memories of visiting my grandparents there but not sure I ever visited here!