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Why SSJE: Christopher Rivers

Christopher RiversThe relatively little time I have spent at SSJE has changed my life; I am convinced that what I experienced there would not have been possible elsewhere. Some of the reasons why this place inspires such reverence are impossible to articulate but others, happily, are not: the austere, awesome beauty of the chapel; the profound peace of the guesthouse; the meticulous and thoughtful attention to material and spiritual detail. Above all, I find myself moved by the haunting voices and genuine warmth, wisdom, kindness, and hospitality of the brothers. This is a place where the esthetic serves the spiritual, where knowing and unknowing can exist in complementarity, where outer silence allows for inner silence. God bless the SSJE.

Christopher Rivers – Granby, Massachusetts
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