ESSEX: Monastery of St John the Baptist


I was blessed to spend eight days at the Monastery of St John the Baptist in Essex, which was founded by Fr Sophrony (Sakharov). There are no pictures, below, of the iconography within the various temples on the monastery grounds for several reasons: 1) digital images, outside of context and setting, would not do justice; 2) pictures were discouraged; 3) it just didn't seem right. BUT, here are some images of the monastery grounds (and famous cats).Click images to enlarge. … [Read more...]

WALSINGHAM: Pilgrimage to the Slipper Chapel


More pics from the UK.Previous editions: One, Two, Three, Four.Click images to enlarge. … [Read more...]

ARMAGH: Patrick, Patrick, and Dobby?

Air B&B accommodations.  Fab or what?

Today I traveled back to England from Ireland; here are some scenes from yesterday's jaunt to Armargh, the See of Patrick. My driver was my host, Mary accompanied by her dog, Bailey.Earlier galleries: Glastonbury-1, Glastonbury-2, and Downpatrick.Click pics to enlarge. … [Read more...]

IRELAND: A Shamrock, A Shipwreck, And a Wardrobe

I'd heard it was green, but flying into Ireland offered beautiful confirmation.

I'm in the UK for a spell; started out in Glastonbury (Part 1 and Part 2), now in and around Belfast.Click the images to enlarge. … [Read more...]