monochrome madness 2-25 at Muckross Abbey

A bit late again and this will be my last post until I get home and can sort through all my images of these magical places!!- and have a better internet connection.

In a monastery garden

monastery courtyard

I could imagine what the Franciscan monks must have sounded like as they sang their chants and vespers in the halls and gardens of this ancient and sacred place. Walking along the vaulted upper floor and having once been in the church choir, I actually burst into a Kyrie eleison  that the monks may have sung back in the 1400’s. The resonant echo was like having an angel counterpart in accompaniment if I don’t say so myself!- 😀 At least I hope so!

monastery

monastery light

Please visit leanne Cole’s monochrome madness for some wonderful images

Gregoian chant – mass of the angels Kyrie