I recently took a trip to one of the oldest and still in use Monasteries in the Caribbean today. About a 15 minute drive from my University, this is Mount St. Benedict’s Monastery. It also produces yogurt which is halaal for the Muslims to consume. The experience was very pleasant. The location is very eerie and cold (high up a mountain), and the roads leading to it are winding and very dangerous. We had a lot of fun at the Monastery though. We mostly took pictures while my Christian friends prayed, then they took pictures too. Very few people were here and when the time for Mass came (as indicated by the schedule photo below), it was mostly empty.
Apparently you can leave letters for St. Benedict to read and then grant your wishes miraculously, this was odd.
Statue of St. Benedict.
Statue of the Virgin Mary in a Hijab.
Emptier than Sam Shamoun’s thick skull.