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The Chapel

During our pilgrimage, we celebrated mass every evening in the local church. Most of these masses were just our group, celebrated by Fr. Michael Sparrow who led the pilgrimage. Mass the first evening was celebrated at the former home of St. Ignatius of Loyola.


This is Ignatius, recovering from his battle injuries and learning to listen to God.

After our first day of walking, we spent the night in a small town called Ambasmestas.

The view of the town from our hotel room. The chapel where we were celebrating mass is down by the tree in the picture above.

As you can see, it is small and fairly plain appearing on outside. I was expecting the inside to be very plain with little or no artwork.


So I was quite surprised to find the above. And throughout the journey, as we passed by small chapels, we made similar discoveries.

As I reflected on this experience, it occurred to me that God does not really care about how we appear to the world (our outside), but rather what is in our hearts and minds (our inside).

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2 thoughts on “The Chapel

  1. illinipeg says:

    Tom, thanks for this post. May I share on my FB page. I’m loving continuing & revisiting the journey through the perspective of my travel companions!

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