I first found the monastery at Leyre six years ago and it’s held a place in my heart ever since. It’s also the furthest we’ve planned.
On the way here we discussed religion: Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, the significance of Christ’s crucifixion and Nietszche’s critique of Christianity as a slave morality – it’s really not just all I-spy and chocolate milk.
We’re enjoying the beds and restaurant all the more from our days in the countryside. I’m enjoying the peace and atmosphere of the services. After lighting a few candles tomorrow we’ll leave for the mountains.