One of my favorite haunts is Abbey of the Genesee, located about fifty miles from my home. I visit there often. I regularly purchase Monks Bread which is baked at the Abbey three days a week. I’ve been eating Monks Bread ever since I was a little boy. After reading Thomas Merton’s “Seven Storey Mountain, I began to visit here often. I hope you can gain a sense of the monastery from this video [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqQcv5I3HA4] Outside the monastery is a statue of Our Lady of the Genesee. She is holding Jesus in her arms, but I think she could be holding me or maybe even all of us in her arms.