Good morning: the second ‘virtual’ day in Chartres is a quiet day. A retreat day, assisting at Mass in Notre Dame de Chartres then a time of quiet in the Lady Chapel and la Belle Verriere (see yesterday). This ‘virtual’ pilgrimage should reflect the spirituality of Catholic pilgrimage as far as possible and it would be missing the point to be chatting here each day without some structured times of silence.
May I also invite you to a time of quiet? I have added below, a “Romanesque Meditation.”
Again look at the Christ above, with His hand blessing you. What do you think about Him? Spend a few minutes, whatever you like, answering that question and if you have no concrete thoughts do not be troubled. Just look at the picture and be still.
Keeping the picture of Christ on your screen, say quietly and repeat as many times as you like:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
Turn off or pause your computer and take a break from it. Spend the rest of the half hour saying that prayer in your familiar surroundings (or if at work say it silently). End the time with a simple, Amen.