Archive for September, 2016

  1. The pillars of peace

    The small village at the base of the mountain that houses the monastery was coming alive. Its ancient streets, narrow and crooked, were still moist from the night’s dew. I had arrived early to run some errands, and went to the small shop of Loureiro, to invite him to have a cup of coffee with […]

  2. The labyrinths of life

    Every Saturday morning there is a wonderful market in the main square of the village close to the mountain where the monastery is located. The streets are winding and narrow, and are still paved with cobblestones that confirm its medieval origin. Delicacies, crafts, sausages, cheeses, fruits and vegetables are sold by residents and farmers of […]