Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tyburn Monastery visit

Tyburn Monastery Vista from the top of the hill.
Bernadette and I had been planning this trip for some while and finally we both had some free time.
The weather was misty and bordering on rain
it made the area look tranquil

The cross and hand 1, I have never seen such beautiful crosses
Hands of mothers are always so lovely.

cross and two hands.
the bleeding heart and hands

Jesus statue

Jesus 1
Jesus 2

You can stay at the Tyburn Monastery on a retreat.
You can go by yourself or you can go in a group.
The Mothers welcome people who want time out in quiet contemplation.

 The Tyburn Monastery  is Amid beautiful volcanic hills and pastures in Ngakuru, whihc is around a 30 minute drive from Rotorua New Zealand.
They have another monastery in Bombay.

It is a beautiful place and I didn't want to leave.

I will be back, probably for a retreat involving photography and perhaps sketching. 

The mothers all appreciate art and do pen and ink, illuminations and calligraphy.
They are friendly and welcoming.
It was a special spiritual time.
Thank you to Bernadette for introducing me.  

                                                        Creative Quote of the Day

“It is love alone that gives worth to all things”
                                                St. Teresa of Avila

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