Monday, June 13, 2016

The Glastonbury Thorn

     In 1977, I backpacked through Northern Europe and one of the most interesting places I visitied was Glastonbury, in England.  There, it is said that St. Joseph was on a pilgrimage to spread Christianity and he planted his staff in the ground.  Legend has it that the staff sprouted and became a tree, called the Glastonburg Thorn.  It could be seen from its home atop a hill all across town.

     Now I discover that the tree was chopped down several years ago.  What a shock, and terrible act of vandelism.  I wonder now what has been done.

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