Over the years we have much appreciated the kind and encouraging comments many of you have made in response to our various postings on the abbey website. If you have tried to make a comment in the last 24 hours, you will have discovered that this is no longer possible. It is with regret that this option is no longer available. The simple (but unfortunate) reason is that we were being inundated with “spam” from various people (with no connection/relationship to the monastery) who were using the comments feature to advertise their products or highlight personal agendas—such is the world we live in! If we find an effective way of eliminating this problem, we will again welcome comments.