Holy Cross Abbey’s Sustainability Journey

Want To Know What Sustainability Is? The Cistercian monks of the Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, Virginia are on a journey to maintain the monastery, their way of life and a 1,200-acre farm on the Shenandoah River.  Saving Place Saving Grace is a documentary about a community on a path to sustainability.  You can stream the 57-minute […]

The Pope on Climate Change and Monks on Water Quality

The environmental world got a boost last week when the Vatican released the Pope’s Encyclical on climate change.  So now we have science and religion on the same side; no big-bang theory v. evolution on this issue.  Who can deny climate change now?  Here’s a link to a youtube trailer “Pope Francis: The Encyclical” which […]

“Oh Shenandoah!”

A watershed moment for the Shenandoah River and the Chesapeake Bay occurred on Tuesday the 23rd of April.  Ownership of the former Virginia National Golf Course located on the banks of the Shenandoah River in Clark County was handed over to Shenandoah University .  Dr. Tracy Fitzsimmons, President of the University said during a press conference at […]