Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eleventh Candle

Bruges is a beautiful small city with many exhibits open even in Winter.  Our first visit was to the Church of Our Lady where Michelangelo's Madonna is.  Here we lit a candle and toured the Church which contains the crypts of the last king and queen of the Hapsburg dynasty.

There are many Dominican saints including a painting of St. Dominic having a vision of the Christ child that I have not ever seen before. It is unmistakably our Saint Dominic with Gospel in one hand and lily in the other, star on his head and torch bearing dog running along at his side.

This was the first of five candles lit today. Here I prayed for the Dominican family throughout the world and left a prayer intention in the box asking for prayers for vocations to Dominican sisters throughout the world and the preaching mission.