We are home again after two and a half weeks away. I can’t remember the last time we had two weeks away let alone nearly three! Wow! It was a lovely, refreshing, strength gathering time.
For two weeks we stayed in a friend’s Manse (presbytery). The next door neighbour was Good and as His house was open all the time Al and I made the most of it and were able to do night prayer there every evening. Wonderful. We also went to Mass there of course. (This photo is the view from the children’s bedroom window).
We learned a bit about St. Ninian and his mission to the Picts of Scotland and saw the ruined Cathedral that has once been such a vibrant centre of prayer and pilgrimage. It was all destroyed by Henry VIII of course, as he tried to make a church in his own image.
There were some amazing carved stones from the school St. Ninian and his future bishops set up and ran.
We headed off to Edinburgh for the half week and stayed in Al’s cousin’s house. From there we met up with family and had a great time.
We’re back and I am almost on top of the washing, sorting and clearing.