Friday, July 22, 2011

A monastic mirror

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I suppose part of an old mirror at the washstand is better than none at all when a nun has to tidy up and hasten to the communal prayer after a morning's work in the garden.
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We saw the vegetable garden and the quiet sitting garden of the Congregation of Rosary Sisters
here and I posted about their round church here.
The church, convent, school, and guest hostel are on central Jerusalem's busy Agron Street, hidden within a surrounding wall.
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This photo is joining many others at James' Weekend Reflections.
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9 comments:

Francisca said...

That's a wonderful washstand. I thoroughly enjoy washing/showering outside when it's warm (which is all the time, here in Manila). That's a gorgeous gate, too.

Kay said...

Good thing she doesn't have to worry about putting on make-up. :-) Great reflection idea.

'Tsuki said...

A mirror for nuns ? I'm quite surprise there is even one half of one ; they are not supposed to look at themselves (it has something to do with vanity, I guess)... But perhaps that is the reason why there is only a half, it is placed high ; to avoid tempting the Sisters...

spacedlaw said...

Strange to see a mirror: I thought they were still forbidden.

VP said...

I don't care about the mirror. the washstand is magnificent!

Hels said...

I love the gardens, olive tree, walls and washstand - an unexpected haven of greenery and peace in a crowded city.

Pietro said...

All so nice: the green, the stones, the lamp, the gate.

Malyss said...

I like the yellow gloves! the detail that says that someone is working here, has finished the day, came to wash hands...simple and strong at the same time!

Kay L. Davies said...

A wonderful, peaceful spot, and a beautiful photo, Dina.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada