Mary in Heaven

This beautiful chapel was my favorite place at the Franciscan Sanctuary of La Verna. The beautiful statue of the blessed mother really captured my attention and imagination. The building was the Chapel of Santa Maria degli Angeli (Mary in Heaven), built in 1216 by St. Francis himself.

Since the lockdown began I’ve been prayer walking daily. As I walk I pray and each day those prayers include the rosary. I prefer the Franciscan Crown Rosary. The last decade of the Franciscan Crown is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There’s always been something about Mary because I was born on a Marian feast day. My favorite hymn is Ave Maria. Ave Maria Gratia Plena Dominus Tecum. Protect us this day.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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2 Responses to Mary in Heaven

  1. Joe D says:

    You post and image remind me of the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. We were in Montreal and Quebec for 10 days a few years ago. I’ll post an image here if you allow image contributions.

    I usually do some prayers and meditation each morning while doing my yoga stretches; waking up the body with the mind and soul.

    • Don Watkins says:

      I don’t think you can reply with images. My wife and I visited Montreal about 15 years ago. We did a lot of walking and we did get to Notre Dame Basilica. It was very beautiful.

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