This weekend my Mom went to a retreat at the Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, Alabama. Before we picked her up the minions and I wandered around the grounds. It were really beautiful with several wooded pathways you could meander through.
One of the pathways was lined with the stations of the cross. I mean, I guess they were the stations of the cross. I’m not actually Catholic so I wasn’t totally sure.
Ya know, I always feel a bit like a bull in a china shop whenever I’m in a Catholic place. I had one Catholic friend growing up. That’s it! Just one. Weird, huh. I’ve only been in a Catholic church once for a wedding. Oh, I’ve been in Catholic churches in Europe and the like but never to participate in a service. So, I find myself trying really hard not to step on anyones toes or do anything wrong.
I also feel this way in the comic book shop – just a foreign place where I don’t know what I’m doing.
The Monastery was gorgeous.
We found the labyrinth and spent an hour there walking around.
It was so cool and I now want one in my backyard.
It was made of bricks, and no – I didn’t see Pan or David Bowie there.
I’ve actually never seen Labyrinth. Crazy, I know!
I did see Pan’s Labyrinth and it was amazing.
The plaques from the stations of the cross were beautiful.
We didn’t find all fourteen but what we found was lovely.
The cemetery for the nuns was just as a cemetery should be. Calm and peaceful. With lots of pretty trees surrounding it.
So about that bull in the china shop…
And about all that peacefulness at the monastery…
Yeah…maybe when we’re gone.