A year ago today: a few photos from Switzerland


A year ago today I was on sabbatical in Switzerland, staying with the chaplain of a girls’ “finishing school” that the Legion of Christ runs in that country. I was trying to work on my doctoral thesis, but I was very torn up inside about the situation of the Legion, in the light of the news about the founder and of how it was being handled. I often sought peace and distraction in the beauty of my surroundings. These are some of the photos I took exactly a year ago, on May 15, 2010, capturing some of the beauty of the forest. Nine days later I moved out of the Legionary community and headed home.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Panoramic view from the "Narcissus Path"

Incidentally, I was listening to one of the Percy Jackson audio books during this hike. I think it was “The Battle of the Labyrinth”.

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About Matthew Green

I am a translator, origami artist/teacher, and photographer, a blogger, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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2 Responses to A year ago today: a few photos from Switzerland

  1. Olivia says:

    I think the Legion has left a bigger wound on you than I can imagine. I feel your hurt whenever you talk about them. I just pray that all the scars left behind by bitterness and betrayal may heal with time. God Bless you Fr. Matt !!

  2. Pingback: A year ago today, part II | Perpetual Learner

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