Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bishop's Seat

During his visit to the new Mission Centre in the Colca Canyon, the Bishop was presented with a large stone weighing a ton. The five construction workers had brought it from two miles away to be a seat for the Bishop. They had had to move his favourite "prayer rock" when the new building's foundations were being laid, and now they wanted to put another one in its place.
How they moved it from so far is a mystery.... but then again, when you visit Macchu Picchu and other marvellous Inca sites, and see the enormous stones and know how far they were brought, one has to remember that these workmen are from the same stock and descendants of that incredible culture.
The workers want the rock to sit facing the mountains on the far side of the canyon, a seat of prayer for the Bishop and a real catedra.

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