|The Cloister at the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem|
|The Palace in Sintra|
|Inside the Templar Church|
|The Convent of Christ in Tomar, seat of the Knights Templar|
|In Alfama, Lisbon's once Moorish district|
In Tomar we also visited the Synagogue; which had functioned for just twenty years before Ferdinand and Isabella expelled Jews along with Muslims as part of the 'reconquest'. And now 'Isis' is trying to establish its caliphate ... how long will England hold out against it? North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Syria - all were the home-lands of Christianity.
At the end of our stay in Lisbon we visited the Cathedral; they have been excavating beneath the cloisters at the east end of the church.
|Excavations beneath the Cloister of Lisbon Cathedral|
Roman streets, Moorish buildings (there was even a Mosque where the Cathedral now stands) and much more yet to be revealed. Everywhere in Portugal there is devotion to St James [of Compostela,] called 'the Moor Slayer'. And in Santiago itself, depictions of the beheading of the Franciscans who had attempted to convert the Muslims of the Holy Land.
|Chapel of the Angel of Peace in Fatima where I offered Mass for the Ordinariate|
When shall all hatred cease, As in the realms above?
When comes the promised time That war shall be no more?
|The Knights Templar Castle above Tomar|