St. Peters Cathedral Square
Talk about a room with a view!!
This sketch is from the window in the catacombs built where a monastery thrived in the 7th Century. We climbed the old stone stairway to the third floor where several rooms had been carved out of the mountain for the monks to live and worship. Oh, if walls could talk!
I try to imagine what it would have been like to live then, in the early days of Christianity. Obviously, at that time, the view from this spot would have been the small village of Salzburg, life would have been much simpler and slower. But for the monks that lived there, their faith was everything! Their hope for the future and all that would life would bring. The same remains true for us today.
It's our commitment to our faith, that gives us hope for the future.