Visit St. Mary Monastery in Rock Island, Ill., and you’ll see joyful industry everywhere. Spring finds tiny shoots of green pushing through the softening earth as deer, geese, hawks and all woodland creatures prepare nests and dens for their young. Summer finds fields of grasses and flowers offering food and shelter to our four-footed and winged friends. Autumn bursts with abundance! Acorns, berries, crab apples and walnuts provide store for the winter. And winter, that quiet and sacred season, offers rest for us all.