Wednesday, June 10, 2009

For my friend, TJ...

Here's another link to 3 monasteries in Moldova. To my esteemed visitors and readers, please pray for TJ's son, Jon, as he embarks on another adventure on his "Golden path." After seeing these and reading about them, I'm ready to go to Moldova!

Re: the Saharna Monastery - According to legend, a monk once saw the face of the Virgin Mary on one of the local rocks. The footprints, which were also found here and are supposed to have been left by the Blessed Virgin, prove that this is really a holy place.

First founded in 1495 the Saharna Monastery was re-founded as The "Holy Trinity" Monastery of Saharna in 1777. Situated on the river Nistru about 110 km north of Chisinau, Saharna Monastery is considered to be one of the biggest centres for religious pilgrimages in Moldova.


Tiber Jumper said...

Thanks so much Susie for checking this out!

I hear the country is 90 percent eastern Orthodox, so we know they have Jesus reposed in all the tabernacles of all their Churches.
I pray my son gets the chance to see some of these.

We hope to fly there in about 6 months to visit.

Deborah said...

Thanks for linking to my blog Susie. Looks like we will have some neat places to visit in Moldova.

Joyful Catholics said...

Hi're most welcome and sure wish we could get over there!