Thursday, January 19, 2012

Eighth Candle

We took the rail all the way down the length of the country from Carlisle to Canterbury.  The rain is hot on our heels. So far we have been very fortunate with mild temps and no rain.  We are heading to Canterbury to get out of the way of a storm coming across from Ireland.

We saw beautiful green hills and more sheep than I've ever seen in my life.  We arrived just in time for Evensong at Canterbury Cathedral. It is Christian Unity week and there are prayers for the Pope and people of all denominations.  We visited the crypt of Saint Thomas a Becket and the site of his martyrdom  where I lit the eighth
candle for you. Here we prayed for our family members, sisters and friends who have died recently, and those who mourn them.