Place of Peace

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It’s Holy Week.

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It’s the time of remembering human pain and suffering.

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It’s the time of praying for forgiveness and empathy.

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In this place of peace, away from the broken world, I walked.

I pondered in questions, I prayed in longing, I rested in solitude.

I imagined a world in which every house, ever garden, every bench is a place of hope, love, and peace.

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I eventually arrived Rosary Portico where I saw my prayer echoed  in nearly 200 languages on clay plates on the walls.

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And I realized that truly, we may say things differently, but we mean the same thing.

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And here, immersed in the human prayer for forgiveness and peace, I knew that peace is possible.

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If we find unity in diversity. If we come together as one.

These pictures were taken at Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC.

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