Friday, October 12, 2007

Celije Monastery

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After Lelic, it was only a few kilometers over to the much older Celije monastery, which was built in the 14th century. It was here that St Nikolai Velimirovic studied as a young boy, and here that his spiritual child, St Justin Popovic, lived (and remains today).

Bishop Maxim had told us to send his greetings to the sisters there, so we did, and one of them told us that she remembered him coming there frequently as a young boy of 14, when she first became a nun.

The first photo is of Pelagia outside the monastery’s gates, looking at a railroad bridge along one of the mountains.

The second photo is of the grave of St Justin Popovic, which is located just behind the main church.

The third is from inside the courtyard of the monastery.

The last photo is, again, outside the gates – Pelagia with Nebojsa, Lepa and Natasa.

After that, we headed back to Belgrade.

Again, for all the photos from the trip, click here.

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