By the way…
When I arrived at St. Louis Abby last night around 730 (the first part of my monastic road trip), I found a group of friendly Benedictines whom I had heard about through an inquiry about teaching Latin. Their high school is very impressive-the boys learn Latin and Greek (there are seven Latin teachers) A great number of the monks teach and write while maintaining a contemplative life.
I’m on the road again heading for Clear Creek Abby in Oklahoma and will update this post below before I arrive in Houston.
Update 12 August:
Before I arrived in Houston last Saturday, my visit to Clear Creek Abbey was quite a worthwhile experience.
Saint Benedict pray for us!