Monterrey, México, August 17, 2009

In the morning, I split a sandwich (pavo y queso, if I remember correctly) at Starbucks with B.O. Then we visited the mountain-top Sanctuario of Schoenstatt. The road to the top of the mountain gradually became rougher and rougher, eventually becoming a gravel road, and then becoming a dirt road.

Here is a nice photo that B.O. took last year (26 May 2009) of the chapel. It looks like a scene out of a fairy tale.

Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt

Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt

B.O. suggested I go over the crest of the mountain. On the city-side of the mountain, you could hear the city noise. But on the opposite side of the mountain where the chapel sits, it is quiet; peaceful; meditative.

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (I)

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (I)

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (II)

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (II)

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (III)

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (III)

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (IV)

Mountain-Top View from the Sanctuario (IV)

Vegetation at the Sanctuario (I)

Vegetation at the Sanctuario (I)

Vegetation at the Sanctuario (II)

Vegetation at the Sanctuario (II)

Me at the Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt

Me at the Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt

Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt (interior)

Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt (interior)

B.O. and Me at the Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt

B.O. and Me at the Chapel of the Sanctuario de Schoenstatt


Then B.O. took me to the airport, and I returned to D.C.

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