Yesterday my friend and I went to visit St. Non’s Well, near St.Davids.
St. Non was the mother of St.David
Visiting places of pilgrimage gives me a sense of connection with peace, healing and harmony and they are so often in the most spectacular of places.
The well sits close to the ruins of the old chapel – what a spot!
Close to the Catholic Retreat Centre and the more modern chapel
We walked along the footpath up to the new chapel, and looked back at the shrine which is close to the Well.
This gate into the Retreat Centre’s Garden. I had emailed the Centre before our visit to check that it was ok to visit the chapel and had a warm welcoming reply. It is clear that many people pop into the chapel whilst walking the coast path.
Inside has a calm and cosy feel.
I lit a candle and wrote a prayer for my Mum
The story of St. David has similar elements to it as the story of the birth of Jesus, so many cultures have similar stories.
The story of the building of Chapel is heartwarming as it still stands in the teeth of nature’s storms.
In the garden there is a bench – love it!
Which looks out to sea
Another (sunnier) day I would love to walk the footpath from Solva and sit here with my crochet and a flask of coffee, then get a bus back from St.Davids. Something to look forward to on another visit.
Thank you to Deb for letting me know about St. Non in her June post.