Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Water of Life

For the 900th Anniversary of the foundation of the Benedictine Abbey of St Werburgh in 1092 in Chester a sculpture was placed in the Cloister Garden of  what is now a cathedral but is where once monks walked and drew their water supply at the centre of the abbey.
The inspiration is the story of Jesus and the woman of Samaria  and a quote from the Gospel of John is inscribed around the outside of the plinth - Jesus said "the water I shall give will be an inner spring always welling up for eternal life"
The cathedral cloister passage windows can be seen in the background.
and the garden is as popular place to sit and walk as I imagine it was all those hundred of years ago for the monks. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at W here


Photo Cache said...

What an incredible statue. Love it.


ABC Wednesday said...

Wow, it is gorgeous, the statue as her surroundings as wel

Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
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K V V S MURTHY said...

Wonderful statues.

Roger Owen Green said...

very impressive array!


Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a very cool physical interpretation.

Leslie: said...

That is spectacular and I love the story behind it. I really would like to go back and see more of Chester and visit the Zoo, too. Maybe next summer I will get a chance.


Powell River Books said...

A lovely garden atmosphere. - Margy