The gardens at Loyola Hall Ignatian Spirituality Centre were stunning, yesterday, when I was there for a training course. This English summer has been so wet but these cottage perennials seemed to be making the most of it in the hidden garden.
Saint Winefride’s Well at Holywell in North Wales has been a place of pilgrimage since the 7th Century and is famous for its healings. It is claimed to be the oldest shrine of unbroken pilgrimage in Britain. The delightful custodian asked us if we wished to bathe but…. we were already wet enough!
Inside the Well house:
Crutches no longer necessary after miraculous healings for those who bathed in the well:
A 19th Century record of healing:
St Winefride’s decapitation prior to her resurrection:
Tributes left by pilgrims to the shrine: