Reilly is an 8-year-old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. He loves going on
long walks to the park with his Dad, surprisingly adores his veterinarian
and is obsessed with chasing balls and carrying around the largest stick
he can find. While he is a very energetic 8 year old, he also enjoys
spending Sunday's watching football on the couch with the family.
The Mont St-Michel is one of Europe’s
most unforgettable sights. The staggering location has long inspired awe and the imagination.
Scamper, at low tide,
across the treacherous mudflats in the Bay of Mont St-Michel in northwestern
for a dramatic abbey reaching to heaven from a rock surrounded by a vast
and muddy solitude.
The story of how the mount turned into a great place of Christian
pilgrimage is colorful. Aubert, bishop of the nearby hilltop town of
Avranches early in the 8th century, claimed that the Archangel Michael
himself pressured him into having a church built atop the island just
out to sea.
The dukes of Normandy, followed by French kings,
supported the development of a major Benedictine abbey on the
Mont St-Michel. Magnificent monastic buildings were added through
medieval times. The abbey became a renowned centre of learning. Vast numbers of pilgrims
visited, despite warring cross-Channel royals.
The sight of the distant silhouette of the Gothic island-abbey Mont
St-Michel send tired sightseers spirits soaring today just as it did the
spirits of weary pilgrims in centuries past.