Sunday, November 01, 2015

Monks...

...chanting the final Office of the day into the glorious arches of Buckfast Abbey, while in the darkened church candles glow on every altar for this Eve of All Hallows, and I find a place in the in a pew and simply soak it all in...

I'm here for a catechetics course: lots to study and discuss, but also a sense of peace with the rythm of the Benedictine monastic hours. And the glowing, golden leaves of this extraordinarily mild Auumn...and good company at meals and at lectures and at prayer...and the beauty of Devon...

3 comments:

Malcolm said...

I was a zombie. I intended to be ghost, but ghost outfits had sold out. (The original plan was to use an old sheet, but that didn't happen, I ended up just buying the outfit. That's being an adult.)
We need to promote Halloween / All Saints' Day. They go together. I disagree with the Pope that downgrading Halloween is the answer to the problem of demonic possessions rising at this time of year. Upgrade All Saint's Day.

Ally Warren said...

Lovely to meet you Joanna at this beautiful weekend.

Chris Moore said...

It was indeed a peaceful and spiritual setting in which to meet with fellow travellers heading back on the road to Eden through authentic Catholic Catechetical teaching and learning.