Wednesday, August 24, 2011

St. Bartholomew, apostle - Last Days in Spain

The Martyrdom of St Bartholomew
Valentin de Boulogne, The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew




Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle
Strengthen in us, O Lord, the faith by which the blessed Apostle Bartholomew clung wholeheartedly to your Son, and grant that through the help of his prayers your Church may become for all the nations the sacrament of salvation. Through our Lord.
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RETREAT DAYS IN AVILA
[a photo display of the first day]


Loading the buses




The courtyard of our hotel, the Palacio de los Velada

This is where we will have lunch the first day


The cathedral entrance

Part of the Plaza major (main square)

The church commemorating the house in which St. Teresa was born









Cathedral chapel of San Segundo, Avila's first bishop (1st century)





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