Well, I somehow survived the flight and I’m now in Colorado. I’ve come straight to the Protection Monastery in Lake George, Colorado, and I shall stay here for the next two weeks, having a bit of rest and preparing for the four talks I’ll give at the beginning of February in Phoenix, Arizona.
It feels so good to be able to celebrate the daily Liturgy again! I missed it more than anything else.
The Protection Monastery is our sister-monastery, and much of my trip in the States has been organised by Mother Cassiana, from the Protection Monastery. I owe her enormously, and I pray that God will repay her kindness and generosity. Apart from putting me in contact with many of the benefactors of her monastery, she has also granted us the European copyright for ‘The Life of Elder Cleopa’, one of the books edited by her monastery. This means that Mull Monastery has the right to print the book and sell it in the EU.
The place itself and the monastery are simply stunning – they are on top of the Rocky Mountains, so high I can barely breathe (I have to put Oxygen drops in my water to relax). When you look DOWN, you can see the clouds separating us from the rest of the world. Glory be to God for this wonderful place and the kind people who live here.