Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Taken in France

I was searching through my previous blog, and I came across one of my favorite pictures that I've ever taken. This crucifix is right out side of the Church that is next door to the "Palace of the Popes" in Avignon, France. I wish I could remember the name of the Church, but I can't. I do remember being there for Vespers, and it was beautiful.

When I posted this picture on the other blog it was accompanied by a poem/prayer, and I thought I'd share it once more.

The Cross

Little headaches, little heartaches
Little griefs of everyday
Little trials and vexations.
How they throng upon our way.
Yet all life is formed of small things.
Little leaves make up the trees.
Many tiny drops of water
Blending, make the mighty seas.
Asking Him for grace sufficient
To sustain us through each loss
And to treasure each small suffering
As a splinter from His Cross.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Molly,

    Beautiful picture!

    The name of the church is 'Cathedral of Our Lady of the Doms'. It is a real 'find' when touring Avignon, as I had not seen it listed in any tour books. But what a beuatiful place to visit and what great history! Two popes are buried here, and this church was also the site of the canonization of St. Thomas Aquinas. I remember the vespers too--so beautiful and sung by Polish nuns (perhaps indicative of the state of the church in France).

    Here is the link:


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