Montserrat

Mount Montserrat, Spain
Mount Montserrat, Spain
Montserrat is one of those places where I would, if possible, make the pilgrimage yearly. I will, though, enjoy the imprint it has left on my heart for years to come. These pictures cannot portray the beauty in the heights of these mountains or of this Benedictine Abbey, or even the hermitages higher up the mountain where monks would seclude themselves for the remainder of their days at the end of their service. Montserrat consists of an Abbey, a monastery, a basilica, and the hermitages higher up the mountain where they can only be reached by cog train. Atop the mountain would be someplace where I would sit and watch the sunrise on the heights, at least once in my life, if I could. I hope in sharing these picture, you too can possibly experience a bit of the beauty and holiness which I did.
The courtyard of the monastery
The courtyard of the monastery
Looking out the courtyard window of the monastery
Looking out the courtyard window of the monastery
beautiful fresco of the holy family
beautiful fresco of the holy family

The courtyard of the monastery
The courtyard of the monastery
A very large pipe organ, beautiful
A very large pipe organ, beautiful

Entrance into the abbey
Entrance into the abbey
The 12 Apostles
The 12 Apostles
Still trekking
Still trekking
Rick & Salvador
Rick & Salvador
The trek up the mountain to the cave
The trek up the mountain to the cave
The first station of the cross
The first station of the cross

Station of the cross
Station of the cross
The crucified Christ
The crucified Christ
The resurrected Christ
The resurrected Christ
Made it to the top and the entrance to the cave
Made it to the top and the entrance to the cave
It was a long walk up the mountain and very hot
It was a long walk up the mountain and very hot
Entering the cave where the black virgin was discovered
Entering the cave where the black virgin was discovered
The black virgin
The black virgin
The route up...
The route up…
...or down, however you want to look at it
…or down, however you want to look at it
Looking down
Looking down
Panoramic
Panoramic

One thought on “Montserrat

  1. hi Diane and Rick. Thank you so much for your great photos and thoughtful and descriptive words. You seem to have absorbed the meaning and relevance of this walk. We were so happy you were able to make contact with David and Charlotte in Paris. We may see you in Aug. Charlie

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