Saturday, October 31
Thursday, October 15
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I spent last weekend in Fontgombaultwhich is the mother house of Clear Creek Monastery. Not only was it amazingly beautiful but it was like being home again for me. I have some more pictures posted on flickr.
I went to the vespers of Saturday and then the low mass and the high mass on Sunday. I bought two small plates in their pottery shop and some good monk beer and chocolate at the small monastery shop. We stayed in one of the little guest cottages (st Pierre I think).
My trip back to Paris was not the most pleasant experience - I missed the train in tours and ended up not getting to Paris till around 10pm. I made it home safe but very exhausted.
Here is a video about Fontgombault. The video footage is great but if you want to understand the narration I hope you understand french (lol)
Wednesday, October 14
Thursday, October 8
Tuesday, October 6
I had a wonderful visit to Lisieux! I would love to dedicate more time to do a long post on the trip but since I am short of time I will at least post a few pictures. The top pic is the basilica of St. Therese which is at the top of a hill overlooking Lisieux (you can see it very well from the train station). The next picture is the inside of the basilica and the bottom pic is the sanctuary of the cript of the basilica. Enjoy!