How the ways of monastic life show up in the kitchen.
body and soul
UT I’M NOT GOOD at flower arrangements,” I protested, when another sister had
too much to do and asked me to take over her job of fixing flowers for the altar.
“Think of it as making a salad,” she encouraged me, “because you arrange
beautiful salads.” That was news to me, but as I accepted the new job I discovered I
enjoyed mixing and matching colors and forms as much as I delighted in cooking a
good dinner for the community and adding a fresh sprig of parsley on a dish as the
BY SISTER SHERYL FRANCES CHEN, O.C.S.O.
O.C.S.O. is chantress and Saturday cook at Tautra Mariakloster,