“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven,
Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is with great pleasure I announce the launch of a fresh Royal Endeavors episode on Saint Parascheva Feast Day – the patron of embroiderers, needle workers, spinners, weavers and marriage, dedicated to the wonderful Saturday I had recently spent with my family visiting the imposing Turnu Monastery, one of the most sacred Christian monastic dwellings of the Râmnic Diocese, sheltered by Cozia Mountain – a very remote and unreachable place for centuries.
I will begin this spiritual journey by mentioning how the blissful resonance of highly charged places of worship, infused with the pure energy lingering from noble acts such as divine communion, gratitude and prayer, always satisfies the soul’s hunger for hope, reason and inner freedom. As pilgrims find shelter in faith and strength in belief, I will always choose to surrender to the warmth of peace when I step into a temple of any religion.
“You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.”
– Kahlil Gibran