Encountering the Sacred
We stayed at an albergue Sunday night run by a Dutch Christian community based on experiencing holy love directly, beyond creed and dogma. Here is a picture hanging on the wall of their meditation room:
And here is a photo of the church as we left Villamayor de Monjardin the next morning just before dawn:
Every town has at least one church, and many more than one. Their bells sound the hours through the day (and sometimes at night!).
When we arrived Monday afternoon in Sansol, there was a procession in the street in celebration of Whit Monday—the day after Pentecost Sunday—which is a holiday in Spain and other European countries. It is also known as “Monday of the Holy Spirit” and in the Catholic Church is a memorial to Mary, mother of the church. Mary is the figure being carried in the procession we just happened to come across: