Our Lady of Kurisumala Ashram

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His Excellency, Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel at the Kurisumala Ashram, in the high mountains of Kerala, with the monks of the Cistercian Order of Strict Observance in 2011

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The mausoleum of Abbot Francis Mahieu, the co-founder and first Abbot of Our Lady of Kurisumala Ashram. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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The mausoleum of Abbot Francis Mahieu, the co-founder and first Abbot of Our Lady of Kurisumala Ashram. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

Inside the cell, above the desk. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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Inside the cell, above the desk. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

A mandala made of flowers under the cross stand at the front of the altar curtain. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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A mandala made of flowers under the cross stand at the front of the altar curtain. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

Inside the chapel, with Japanese style tatami floors. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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Inside the chapel, with Japanese style tatami floors. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

Inside the chapter house. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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Inside the chapter house. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

A strange and beautiful insect on a pink cassock. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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A strange and beautiful insect on a pink cassock. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

One of the garden paths leading away from the monastery, toward the cemetery. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel. Garden Paths, Garden Bridge, The Monks, Our Lady, Cemetery, Israel, Outdoor Structures, Bar, Plants

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One of the garden paths leading away from the monastery, toward the cemetery. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

The front of the guest quarters. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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The front of the guest quarters. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

The door of one of the monastic cells. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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The door of one of the monastic cells. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

A moth resting on one of the leaves of the flowers near the guest quarters. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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A moth resting on one of the leaves of the flowers near the guest quarters. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

One of the monks, laying the clothes and bedding out to dry on the black bedrocks behind the water basin. Clothes dry faster on the hot rocks than in the cool breeze. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel. The Monks, Our Lady, Kerala, Basin, Breeze, Israel, Bedding, Rocks, Country Roads

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One of the monks, laying the clothes and bedding out to dry on the black bedrocks behind the water basin. Clothes dry faster on the hot rocks than in the cool breeze. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

The gardens at Kurisumala. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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The gardens at Kurisumala. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

The gratuitous selfie. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel. The Monks, Our Lady, Israel, Selfie, Bar, Selfies

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The gratuitous selfie... Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

My single black cassock hanging to dry. Abbot Yesudas gave me one of the cassocks which had belonged to Bede Griffiths, so that I would not have to keep putting the black cassock on wet each day, since I had only brought one with me. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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My single black cassock hanging to dry. Abbot Yesudas gave me one of the cassocks which had belonged to Bede Griffiths, so that I would not have to keep putting the black cassock on wet each day, since I had only brought one with me. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

A banana flower which was brought in from the garden. When it opened there were many insects inside. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

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A banana flower which was brought in from the garden. When it opened there were many insects inside. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.

The Library at Kursumala Ashram. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel. Throat Chakra, The Monks, Our Lady, Mood Boards, Israel, Bar, Words, Horses

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The Library at Kursumala Ashram. Photo by Hadrian Mar Elijah Bar Israel.