Book 2: A Darkly Hidden Truth
Felicity's desire to explore her vocation to become a nun offered me a great opportunity to spend time in some extremely beautiful and entirely out of the way places: The Benedictine Community of the Holy Cross, Rempstone; The Community of All Hallows and the cell of Julian of Norwich, in Norwich; the ruins of St. Benet's Abbey and St. Helen's, Ranworth, in the Norfolk Broads; The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Society of St. Margaret, at Walsingham.
And in London, The Community of the Sisters of the Church in Ham Common, Richmond, The Temple Church; The Old Priory in Clerkenwell (headquarters of the Knights of Malta, a.k.a. the Knights of St, John, Knights Hospitaller); the Hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth in St. John's Wood (run by the Knights of St. John). Once again I wish I could take my readers to each place. I hope I have in some measure conveyed a sense of each place in my novel.
I also hope my photos convey at least some of the peace, beauty and mystery I experienced. And finally, a fervent word of appreciation to the many generous people, religious and lay, who welcomed me to each place and made my journey such a delight, especially to Lee, Hazel and Nancy who have helped me with so much research through the years.
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St. Benet's Abbey
St. Helen's, Ranworth
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