With good books and excellent coffee there's not a problem!
Today's Ignatian exercises begin with Philippians 3:10-11. "I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead."
It's funny how some passages have the effect of transporting you to another place, another time ... this is one that takes me back to a sermon I heard in London Bible College in the mid-1970s! That's going back a bit ... and is one of only a handful of sermons that I can recall.
At coffee time I had a wander around the house to pick out some of the stained glass features. Even in the bedroom corridors many of the sash windows are exquisite designs ... toilet doors ... unexpected panels ... skylights ... everywhere you look there's some piece of the glazier's creative art.
A window along the bedroom corridor.
Chapel entrance doors.
Once again today there were over a hundred pictures in the camera from a short walk around the house. What on earth is going to happen in Kenya?
"The Accidental Pilgrim" (Maggie Dawn) speaks of the journey being as important as the destination ... and maybe that's what I'm finding here ... the treasures and beauty along the way are inspirational ... stopping to look and appreciate all that is around is part of the pilgrimage.
In one of the lounge areas there's an original handwrought copper plaque by Hugo O'Carroll. It is based on a fifth century Latin Cross design from one of the ancient Irish sites.
Redemption and Resurrection to life eternal through re-birth in Christ.