Need to Get Away? Cliffside Retreats to Take Your Breath Away

The Monastery of Roussanou, in Greece

The life of a monk is washed in silence.  Seeking perfect communion with his God, the contemplative seeks out a quiet place where, unencumbered by the distractions of the society at large, he can spend his hours in prayerful devotion. A quiet place like this: Or this: Or this: Monasteries may be nestled in forests and fields, or precariously planted on rocky cliffs, on stony mountaintops, on islands severed from the mainland by choppy seas.  For pictures of more … [Read more...]