Post 20 – July 10, 2018. The Camino de Assisi. He abandoned himself.

The Camino de Assisi. 
The Way of St Francis.
Italy: From Florence to Assisi, then on to Rome. Trek For A Dream.  
Post 20: July 10, 2018, Tuesday.  Made it to Monteluco Franciscan Convent; Still hot! 
In Monteluco, Italy. Gone 30 days.  Day 28 on The Way.
He abandoned himself.   

“St. Francis first arrived in Monteluco in 1218, seeking solitude with his brothers in the caves,”  as set forth in my guidebook by Sandy Brown.  I first arrived in 2018.  Eight Hundred years later.  As Sandy Brown says: “A simple Oratorio was built in 1673 over a cave where he lived.”  And I visited that oratorio and I saw the sign that reads:

“On this rock
St. Francis
abandoned himself
to the Lord.”

I’m not sure what else to say in this post other than, when you sit there and reflect, or, I should say when I sit there and reflect, I hear in my heart Who to abandon myself to.  And then I hear some of the stuff, not so good, that I need to abandon in the world.

Amen.

 

My favorite of the monk cells.

I visited all the cells where the monks lived in the convent.

St. Francis’ oratorio at Monteluco.  The sign reads: “On this rock St. Francis abandoned himself to the Lord.”

The hallway to the monk cells.

Monteluco .