"The ancient sanctuary island in the rain" Île Saint-Honorat by Pavlik_NL
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Ile Saint Honorat is one of the Iles de Lerins and lays near the bay of Cannes on the Cote d'Azur. Sheltered from sight on most land places, as the larger Ile Sainte-Marguerite is blocking the view, it was the ideal place for a monastry. Isolated, quite, the munks could grow crops here and be alone in their prairs to God. This happened already in the first centuries after Christ and the oldest buildings left are dating back to the 4th century. Amazingly old !
Blessings come from above and we have been enormously blessed on the Ile Saint-Honorat. The Cote d'Azur doesn't have many rainy days (a whole day of rain), but we ended up in one and descided to take the boat from Cannes to the island and look around. Together with one other lady, we discovered a very special place in extremely special circumstances.
The rain was welcomed on the island so very much that first we met two girls (novices) that were running through the puddles and dancing through the raindrops. Another novice inside the church of the monastry started a small conversation and also expressed his happiness about the rain. On the way back to the boat, we saw a munk walking barefoot and smiling, while his clothes were pitch wet. Ours were as well ... we were wet to the bone (I was dressed only in a blouse ... hey, this IS the Cote d'Azur - hahaha).
We didn;t have the opportunity, but it must be very special to stay with the monchs on the island. Like it said in the... more travel advice
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