"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Posts tagged “Kopua Monastery

From The Rising Of The Sun To Its Setting: Part 3

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Afternoon:
sun shines through rain;
the wonder of a timeless covenant.

Picture taken at Kopua Monastery

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From The Rising Of The Sun To Its Setting..

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A certain stillness..

Picture taken shortly after sunrise at Kopua Cistercian Monastery


Beginnings… And Endings

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A new day dawns.
And my stay ends…

Picture taken from Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand


The Liturgy Of The Hours: Compline

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“We entrust ourselves to the night as if it were a great ocean from which we can fish up all sorts of wonderful things..”
From The Music of Silence by David Steindl-Rast

Compline completes the Liturgy of the Hours.
Its end marks the beginning of the Great Silence

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“Let all mortal flesh keep silence..”

Picture taken at sunset, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand


The Liturgy Of The Hours: None

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None: the ninth hour:
a rainbow begins to break through the storm clouds.

Picture taken at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery. New Zealand


The Liturgy Of The Hours: Sext

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Sext: the sixth hour

Picture shows the Abbey church and guesthouse, Kopua Monastery. New Zealand


The Liturgy Of The Hours: Terce

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Terce: the third hour

Picture taken at Southern Star Abbey, Kopua Monastery, New Zealand