Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2


Greetings Friends, hope you are having a lovely weekend! Last week I shared the first part of our mother-daughter stay at the charming Bide-A-While Retreat. If you missed it, look here for a delightful virutal getaway. Today I'm sharing one of my favorite features of the retreat. What could be more inviting than a little chapel in the woods?


Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com Charming chapel nestled in the woods


During our visit, I had the recurring thought that every detail had been thoughtfully attended to and perhaps this was most evident in this tiny tabernacle.  Look at this magnificent hand painted mural--what a treasure! 


Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com Charming chapel nestled in the woods spares no detail including this hand painted mural


St. Francis, known as the patron saint of animals with a nest of doves.


Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com Charming chapel features hand painted mural and St. Francis


The artist and owner, Sue created this poignant version of The Four Fold Franciscan Blessing in beautiful calligraphy . I've read other blessings by St. Francis before, but had not seen this one which brought tears to my eyes. The words are a little hard to read from the photo, but no worries...


Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com Charming chapel features hand painted mural and The Four Fold Franciscan Blessing


...Sue gave us each a copy, so I created an easier to read graphic.  I hope it inspires you. I found it both comforting and challenging but love it more with each reading! 


Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com Charming chapel features The Four Fold Franciscan Blessing


Here's several more views of this enchanted property. A wisteria laden pergola is just behind the main house.



Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com Wisteria laden pergola near the main house


A comfy hammock hangs in the screened in portion of the bird watching deck overlooking the bayou. 


Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com A comfy hammock hangs in the screened porch of the bird watching deck


A lovely vine covered arch at the entrance/exit welcomes new guests and bids farewell to refreshed departing ones. I hope you enjoyed our little getaway!


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Little Chapel in the Woods: Bide-A-While Retreat Part 2 mythriftstoreaddiction.blogpsot.com Charming chapel nestled in the woods spares no detail including this hand painted mural and The Four Fold Franciscan Blessing



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18 comments:

  1. What a warm and cozy place! The chapel is gorgeous, and what a wonderful blessing!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  2. This place looks awesome! I would want to spend a lot of time there. The blessing is perfect...what you'd want a blessing to be.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the Little Chapel in the Woods. What a perfect place to spend some time to pray, reflect on our lives and be blessed.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  4. It is so beautiful and sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. What a beautiful and relaxing place to spend time. Everything is so fresh and lovely, my friend :)

    Have a beautiful week! Hugs and joy!

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  6. What a lovely post for me to read at the end of my Sunday.
    Such a serene spot to rest and pray in the Chapel in the woods.
    Have a lovely evening,
    Jemma

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  7. So much greatness, the chapel, the pergola, the hammock! It really was a lovely retreat, Cecilia! So glad you got to have the time away with your mom! xoKathleen

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  8. That is just lovely, Cecilia! You make me want to go stay in this charming place. Love the little chapel and I'd live a nap in that hammock! Thanks for sharing. Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  9. Laze about in the hammock with a good book, have tea in the pergola or go for a walk? What to decide? It is all so beautiful.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Such a beautiful and peaceful place...and that blessing is simply beautiful. A nice reminder for everyday.
    JoanMarie

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  11. That chapel is gorgeous. I liked the blessing as it is a very thought provoking one that I have never seen. Thank you for sharing this beautiful haven.

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  12. It really looks enchanted! How lovely and what a beautiful place to visit! Thank you so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #2! Have a great week!

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  13. What a beautiful chapel Cecilia! The inscription is so inspiring and the whole area is conductive to spiritual thought and reflection. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Inspiration.

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  14. Thank you for sharing your experience and this sweet Chapel with us at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!
    Jemma

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  15. What a wonderful retreat! I'm pinning that amazing prayer!

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  16. Cecilia this is such a gem. I am going to catch up on all your posts of this precious time. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  17. This is a beautiful spot for sure! I love the painted wall in the chapel. Seems like you could study the details there for awhile. I'm glad you and your daughter got to do this. Reading about times like this makes me realize that I should have had a daughter....maybe I'll get a DIL one of these days.

    Pinning this beautiful retreat for others to see. Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

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  18. Oh, what a beautiful little spot.


    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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