“WHEN YOU COMMUNE WITH NATURE, YOU COMMUNE WITH GOD” – Fr. Charles Brandt
~ the brandt series ~
“This is my lawn: uncut, unwatered, unfertilized, just the variety of natural grasses spotted with Shasta Daisies, Yarrow, Hairy Cat’s Ear, Sword and Bracken Ferns, Snowberry, Salmonberry, Thimble Berry, Dandelion, surrounded by Hemlock and Big leaf Maples.
This is the natural world, the other than human world that we must learn to love, because it is a sacred world. We only love something (someone) because it is sacred. Only the sense of the sacred will save us.”
~ hermit priest of Vancouver Island ~
Charles at Thomas Merton House: “The hermitage” (photo by Bishop Gary Gordon)