Ireland

Ireland: high crosses and a round tower

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The main reason why we travel to Ireland and Scotland this year is to study Celtic Christianity and Spirituality. Today, we had a chance to visit one of many medieval monasteries in Ireland. The information posted above provides a good explanation about this place.

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The two high crosses are very impressive:IMG_3052

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The tall round towers were used as bell towers to call people to prayer. They also helped pilgrims find monastic sites on their way to a holy place. Many of them are damaged, often by lightening.

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4 Comments

  1. Pamela Roth
    July 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    I so remember my visit there so many years ago. It was wonderful, as was other areas we visited. |I’d love to hear what you are learning about Celtic Spirituality.

    • July 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm — Reply

      Of course Pam, there will be more about Celtic Christianity. We will have a three day retreat on Iona Island. Part of the program is to learn about that. I am glad you visited Monasterboise.

  2. Pamela Roth
    July 15, 2019 at 8:57 pm — Reply

    Monasterboise is a really blessed space.

  3. July 15, 2019 at 10:08 pm — Reply

    Wow, that cross is massive. So cool to see more of Ireland through your blog!

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