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JOURNAL 2012

The seeds of wisdom

Leaning into the answer

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AUTUMN 2012

Finding the way home

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Leaning into the answer

On the shores of paradise

Discovering the Isle of the blessed

The pure land

The feast of peaches

Finding the way home

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DISCOVERING THE ISLE OF THE BLESSED

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Elizabeth Shippen Green, Life was made for love and cheer. Jessie Willcox Smith. 1904.

According to Celtic legend, St. Brendan (also known as Brendan the Voyager), accompanied by a large group of monks, sailed off in search of a mythic island paradise. After seven years, they reached The Isle of the Blessed, or Terra Repromissionis, an island paradise with lush vegetation. Brendan's narrative of the island makes the location difficult to determine. One interpretation supports a location not far off the west coast of Ireland. Another places the island further south, making it synonymous with the ancient "Fortunate Isles".

 

 

 

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