Benson, AZ High 88 Low 49
Amerind Museum and Art Gallery
Founded in 1937 by William Fulton, the Amerind Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. The Foundation is located in Texas Canyon in the Little Dragoon Mountains.
They don’t allow any pictures in the museum, but it contains many amazing artifacts of many tribes. We enjoyed our visit.
Holy Trinity Monastery
The Celtic cross is 70 feet high. It was donated to the monastery in 1996. The face of the medal of St. Benedict at the junction of the arms of the Cross make it both Celtic and Benedictine. The relic of the True Cross has been incorporated into the base of the Cross.
The primary work of the monastery centers around offering a place for individuals and groups of people seeking spiritual and physical refreshment.
Beautiful Koi in the pond.
Holy Trinity Monastery lives by the ancient Rules of St. Benedict according to the norms of the Olivetan Benedictines.
It is precisely through a careful and deeply contemplative celebration of the Work of God, that over the centuries the Olivetan monks have been able to make their communities ever greater places of silence, peace, brotherhood and ecumenical sensitivity.
They offer retreats and have an RV park which help to provide the income to maintain the monastery. We were able to join the monks and a few members for a worship service. I am not familiar with the rituals involved but I enjoyed the peacefulness in the Church.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church was dedicated on June 24, 1981.
They have gorgeous peacocks wandering the grounds. I could not convince this guy to show me his tail feathers. It was hot and he just wanted to lay in the shade.
The hens were busy keeping an eye on things around the monastery.
A quiet, peaceful visit to an Oasis in the Desert.