Wednesday 20th November 2019
Holy Places Visited
- Szentlélek-Plébániatemplom [“Holy Spirit Parish Church”], Pilisszentlélek
- Pálos Koloster Rom [“Pauline Monastery Ruin”], near Pilisszentlélek
- Kápolna a Jezsuita Rendházban [“Chapel in the Jesuit Convent”], Dobogókő (exterior)
Approximately 9½ km (6 miles)
I revisited the local church before heading off into the forested hills of the Visegrád Mountains. I stopped at the ruins of a former Pauline Monastery, situated up the hill from Pilisszentlélek, with a wide view over the valleys below.
At lunchtime it started raining and I pressed on under the canopy of trees, passing into Közép-Magyarország [Central Hungary] and the town of Dobogókő. I visited the exterior of a Convent Chapel before reaching an amazing viewpoint with a vista over the Visegrád Mountains and Danube River.
Nearby is a statue of Sri Chinmoy, who was an Indian meditation teacher. The plaque notes that he was “a világbéke álmodojá”: a “dreamer of world peace”.