I went to Conques yesterday afternoon. For me, Conques is more than just a pretty tourist spot. It's a place that I seem to connect to on a spiritual level It's been calling me back for a visit all summer, but I kept putting it off. Yesterday afternoon was a perfect time to go...the tourists had thinned out some and the late afternoon sun made the Abbey seem to glow golden. As I wandered the village, in and around the church, and through the cemetery, I was struck by how many faces I saw.
As I left the village after attending Vespers, the Abbey bells were chiming the Angelus...a lovely way to end a perfect afternoon.