Showing posts with label Mont Saint-Michel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mont Saint-Michel. Show all posts

Monday, March 21, 2016

On the Rock, Mont Saint-Michel

Panorama from the heights of Mont Saint-Michel

Looking toward the monastery from the cemetery. 
There are 300 steps to the abbey.

The Cloister

The tide is out.

And, oh, so many doors.  They were all very different and all works of art in their own right.  I can only imagine how many hours it took to build a door without power tools.  The sweet beauty of them all created by hands that loved and caressed the wood.  And what is behind each door, a laundry, small chapel, a monk's cell?  They are treasures all.

Thanks be to God!


 I'm here to play and invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  Should be fun!

Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday

I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel
 Normandy, France

I will build my church
For praise and glory to God
Redeemer be praised. 

Salvation is ours
Through death and resurrection
Of Jesus, the Christ.

And the rock still stands
Forever in praise of God
Holy is his name. 

Mont Saint-Michel took my breath away.  It is incredible!  I walked the streets, climbed the stairs to the abbey.  It is another masterpiece, created to the glory of God.  When you stand on the parapets, you cannot help but be touched by the immensity of the undertaking.  And immediately I recalled the words of our Lord, Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:13-18.

When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Phillipi he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"  They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the Prophets.  "He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"  Simon Peter said in reply, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you Simon, son of Jonah,  for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father."  And so I say to you, You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it.

And so I heartily say,
Thanks be to God!!


 recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 

Finally, I am joining A Soulful Life for Soulfood Friday