Saint Panteleimon and Elder Simon Arvanitis Help Remove a Car Stuck on a Mountain

The following testimony is recorded in the book of Monk Zosimas, disciple of Elder Simon Arvanitis, titled Hieromonk Simon Arvanitis (1901-1988), His Life and Works. Elder Simon was the founder and abbot of the Monastery of Saint Panteleimon in Penteli. This and many other stories like it shows the living presence of Saint Panteleimon at his Monastery.
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Rent a 15th-Century Monastery On a Croatian Island

Sleeps 10 and features a private beach, terraces with views and caves!. In the 15th century, the Lopud 1483 monastery served monks and only monks. It has now opened its doors to visitors, and a monastery with five apartments is available for rent for private stays and events. Read on to find out more!

From Monasteries to Palaces – Three Complexes that became homes for some of Henry VIII’s courtiers ~ A guest post by Richard Taylor

The Freelance History Writer is pleased to welcome Richard Taylor to the blog. He lives near Manchester, England and has a lifelong interest in monasteries, visiting many across the UK and Europe. Although his degree is in Aerospace Engineering, he has completed various Art History courses on-line through Oxford University Continuing Education. You can check out his blog here.
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Cottonwood News: Free concert on tap for July 30; Summer Fest this weekend

COTTONWOOD — Cottonwood Summer Fest is almost here! And what’s a community festival without a parade? Lineup starts at 9:30 a.m., at Cottonwood City Park, with the parade to begin on Main Street at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 31. Hurry if you want to enter because Thursday, July 29 is the deadline. Download an entry form from the Facebook Cottonwood Summer Fest page and take it to Coyotes One Stop, the old Mini-Village right next to Rodonna’s Country Haus Restaurant. I imagine one could also email the information to Tabitha Key at bntkey@yahoo.com. Families, businesses, organizations, interesting vehicles, costumed kids with or without animals, you name it, are welcome to enter, whether on floats, walking or riding something. All festival events are outlined on the Summer Fest Facebook page.
Manchester, NHNashua Telegraph

Sister Gabriel of God the Father Marie Sandra Czapka

Sister Gabriel of God the Father, O.C.D., (Marie Sandra Czapka) entered eternal life Saturday July 24, 2021, at Saint Joseph Residence in Manchester, New Hampshire. A Sister of the Carmelite Monastery in Concord, she was born in Philadelphia to Alma Ruth Dennison and Aslak Gabrielsen March 16, 1937 and baptized April 25, 1937. She grew up in Manayunk, Pennsylvania, worshiping at Saint John the Baptist Church. She remained ever fond of and grateful for her memories of that Church and its parishioners.

Nan’s Day Out to Secar de Real and the Monastery

The drive from Soller the Son Castello Industrial Estate is one straight road. Soon to have a new roundabout which will slow the traffic. This is to provide access to the Raixa building which houses a few treasures and is The Consell de Mallorca’s new HQ for Unesco. A fine house, lots of land, and after years of neglect being made important again.

Saint Irene Chrysovalantou: The Saint of Miracles

A source of consolation, in the difficult days we live in, is Saint Irene Chrysovalantou, with her many miracles recorded by various testimonies and whose memory the Church celebrates on July 28. Although she had an enviable position in Byzantine society, although she was a sought-after bride, although she enjoyed...
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Monastery escapes, no vows needed

Monasteries throughout the Hudson Valley have always welcomed guests seeking a dose of relaxation and spirituality, regardless of religious affiliation. Now, one is fast on its way to becoming a destination for spirits, too. Charles Ferri is putting the finishing touches with partner Paul Seres on a years-long transformation of...
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Any Advice for Obtaining French Cell Phone Sim Cards?

We have made several international trips using our Verizon phone. It is $10 per day for cell use. If you only use WiFi there is no charge for that day. If you make a cell call or use the internet on cell service you pay $10 for that day. Canada n Mexico are $5 per diem.