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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

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This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

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One Comment

  1. Pat and Charlie Grove July 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    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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