A new life – first news from behind the walls


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Working in the garden, I had a chance encounter with a school group. I helped to collect waste on the steep slope between the friary and the old city walls of Rapperswil. People who spend time on the other side of the wall to relax (and sometimes to sing beautifully and to play the guitar) dispose some stuff carelessly. We also cut shrubs and bushes to limit the extent of the wilderness in the small space between the monastery and the city.

I just wanted to drag an armful of branches and shrubs through the gate of the monastery when I first met the group of students. Continue reading “A new life – first news from behind the walls”