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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Glastonbury Abbey

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The Glastonbury Abbey is located in Hingham MA. It's such a beautiful, peaceful spot. The life of a monastery centers on prayer and contemplation but also practices hospitality to its many guests. The monks celebrate the Eucharist each day in the chapel, and it is open to the public. In addition, they pray the Liturgy of the Hours (chanting psalms, reading scriptures, offering prayers of intercession) four or five times each day.

Visitors are also welcome to walk the peaceful grounds - walk the labyrnth, enjoy the herb garden, and walk the stations of the cross. There is also a gift shop located on the grounds, which is where I took my parents today so that they could buy a gift for someone.
We also stopped in to visit the chapel after I walked the grounds and took some photos. It's a favorite place for my Mom and Dad. They used to like to attend Mass here when my Dad could drive. It's a beautiful chapel, and a wonderful place for some peaceful reflection. I took a shot of this bowl of Holy Water inside the chapel.
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."
Mother Teresa

                                        The Specs for flower shot:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 250, 1/500, f10
The Specs for garden shot:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lenas, ISO 200, 1/160, f13, -1/3ev
The Specs for Holy Water:
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 3200, f5, 1/200

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I Love these photo's!!! I Love how you captured some different sentiments in each photo. I might be saying this wrong!!! Anyway, just beautiful. Any with your Mom and Dad in them?

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  2. I have sooooo many photos of my Mom and Dad, but none have been taken for a photo of the day yet. Stay tuned.......I'm sure I'll take one one of these days. :-)

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