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(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

MenoSunday; Life Lived Lovingly - a Menotripsical Moment

Whilst away on the sojourn through a few of the United States and Canada, there was one very spiritual moment... that's a little unfair, for there was lots of spiritual engagement with everyone I met and everywhere I looked. However, this particular - and impromptu - visit which took place in Cincinnati gave a chance for pure and total reflection, surrender and spiritual release. What has this to do with MenoSunday and CeL? Well, the story of the place itself… please feel free to click on the image to 'biggify' it for reading. (Holy Cross Immaculata website.)

The steps referred to are many and very, very steep. Without the effort of ascending them, simply entering the church still brought such a sense of stillness and peace it was almost overwhelming. This place was not on the planned itinerary, but my hosts stopped suddenly and thought it worthwhile. It was! It seemed to be a pilgrimage just to enter there.

It is a special place. If you are in the States, make an effort to visit. If you are not in the States but plan to be… make an effort to visit! 

You will feel only Love, Love and yet more Love.

The top of the steps of pilgrimage... and on arriving, the eyes are drawn up the frontispiece of the church...


  1. My goodness what a beautiful church. Those stained glass windows are mesmerizing.
    Hugs madi and Mom

  2. What a beautiful church, wonderful paintings but a long climb.

  3. OMG! What a beautiful church!!! Yes, a wonderful stop for sure!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. That is a beautiful church, so glad you got to stop and see it
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. it's a wonderful place... and I would like to be there for a while to ponder about some things and I maybe will get an answer to my questions...

  6. Never too fond of steps, but the church looks beautiful. And the sentiment behind the steps is good as well.

  7. The playing of the guitar, piano, harp were wonderful. I think we entered in as they were finishing Greensleeves and then I could not identify the next piece, unusually for me not to pick up on music.
    The tour of Mt. Adams allowed the church to be open and have musicians that night. Maybe they chose that night just for you.
    Happens only once or twice a year.
    Sweet William The Scot


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