Preaching at St Mary’s Priory on October 19th, following his return from a Pilgrimage in the Steps of St Benedict, Fr Mark reflected on some of the sites he had visited.
“This week I visited the site of Nero’s Palace at Sabbiaco. The are was so named because Nero had build himself this most magnificent Sub Aquatic Palace. he dammed the local river to make a huge lake and within it build this great edifice – but only ruins now remain.
Down the road some kilometres I visited the Abbey Of Monet Casino , three times destroyed, but still standing as a house of prayer and s beacon of the Gospel.
The things of Caeasar – the things of this world- are transient, but the things of God are eternal. We need to invest in the later and not the former, but to often we just thing about the here and now, our need at that particular moment in time.