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29 May 2017

Just across the creek from the village of Tosantos, you can see a structure carved into the cliffs. In the thirteenth century, a holy hermit lived in these caves. From her hermitage, she ministered to the passing pilgrims and was revered by the townsfolk. After her death, a chapel was built into... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/camino/camino-photo-of-the-day-ermita-de-la-virgen-de-la-pena/)



Originally posted at Pilgrims on the Way. If you wish to comment, please do so there.

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File under: Map, Photo of the Day
On this day in 1453, the great and holy city of Constantinople fell to the Turks and the Christian Roman Empire came to its apocalyptic end. This morning, I am reminded of Yeats.
The Fall of Constantinople, 1453
Sailing to Byzantium
That is no country for old men. The young
In one... (more at http://www.thomryng.com/amateurmonk/byzantium-falls/)



Originally posted at Mundus Tranquillare Hic. If you wish to comment, please do so there.

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File under: History, Meditations

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