FRANK LESLIE'S POPULAR MONTHLY.
Virgin appeared to St. Bernadette
and said: "I am the Immaculate Con-
ception." Here we see the figures of
the saint and Virgin. The graves are
made in-svmmetrical rows, and in such
a way as to leave a space between each
grave for another. So when a line of
graves is made, they start over again,
digging new ones between the old
mounds. In this way a brother always
knows where his resting-place is going
to be, to the exact spot. And to this
custom is due, perhaps, the foolish
superstition that each day the monks
take a shovelful of dirt out of their
own graves. Each grave is covered
with ivy; otherwise the ground is bare.
At the head of each grave stands a
small, black iron cross, with the name
of the departed brother and the date
of his death on it, in plain white let-
ters. Priests are buried with their
head at the feet of the lay brothers, so
that even in death they can overlook
their flock. No coffin enfolds the body
of a departed monk. He is simply
wrapped in his cassock and laid away.
This rule applies to the Abbot as well
as to the humblest lay brother. There
are about eighty monks buried here.
And here, too, strange to say, the
bones of one woman rest. Her grave
is marked by a plain marble shaft, on
which we read, "Ann Miles, Benefac-
tress." We learn from good Father
Columban, the guest-master, that this
lady succored the Abbey in time of
need, and all she asked in return was
that her body might rest in the monks'
graveyard. Her prayer was granted.
No women are allowed beyond the
porter's lodge. An exception is made
in the case of the President's wife or
the Governor's wife, who are allowed
to go through all the place once.
The community at Gethsemani is
composed of three classes. The choir
religious, the vow lay brothers, and
the oblate lay brothers. The choir re-
ligious are those whose education es-