The great monastery of Monte Oliveto--nestled in the hills of Tuscany just South of the city of Siena. I visited there on my 1987 hitch hiking pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and re-visited last summer on a trip to Italy.
In the summer of 1987 I did something which changed my life forever. I hitch hiked from England to Jerusalem staying in monasteries all along the route. As I walked I prayed and as I prayed I was healed. I won't go into the details, but God was cleaning house, and to do a really thorough [...]