Not that I am religious, but I am spiritual and I do pray.
The church — Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral — where Jean Béliveau’s funeral was held today is where I often go to pray. I’ve been praying and meditating there regularly since 2008, when I went through one of the most trying times of my life.
The church has several life-size historical paintings by French artist Georges Delfosse, including one that struck a chord in me. It’s of Marguerite Bourgeoys teaching her Amerindian pupils in 1694. I find myself drawn to that painting whenever I go there, as if I knew her somehow . . .
A cropped jpeg — see below — of the painting serves as my screen saver and desktop wallpaper at work.
How about you? Do you have a special place for prayer and meditation?
Yes I also meditate and pray. I meditate in my home, or wherever I happen to be when I can spare the time. It’s a great spiritual practice.
Very nice, John. Thank you . . .
On my favourite naturist beach…