The only thing to remember about prayer is to begin where you are. (Thomas Merton)

Deep down in me I knowed it was a lie, and He knowed it. You can't pray a lie - I found that out. (Mark Twain)

If governments knew how subversive contemplative prayer is, they would ban it. (Desmond Tutu)

Pray as you can, not as you can't. (Father Ted King, Dean Emeritus of Cape Town)

So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray. (Mary Oliver)

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Cleansing the soul

"Gallarus Oratory was built between the seventh and eight century and is the best preserved early Christian church in Ireland. It represents the apogee of dry-stone corbelling, using techniques first developed by Neolithic tomb-makers. The stones were layed at a slight angle, lower on the outside than the inside to allow water to run off.

"According to local legend, if a person climbs out of the oratory via the window, their soul will be cleansed. This is, however, physically impossible, because the window is approximately 18cm in length and 12cm in width."

Information found here.


Oh! And don't forget to notice the rainbow!

(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
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1 comment:

  1. "This is, however, physically impossible, because the window is approximately 18cm in length and 12cm in width."

    Maybe it's an asceticism reference? "Through FASTING and prayer"? Or something about "easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle..."?

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