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The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island  
   

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Holy Island

The oldest building on the Island, the church is said to stand on the spot of the original monastery. Parts of the building date to the 7th century, and it has had its present shape since the thirteenth century.
Contemplation

October 17th 2007
A tiny, isolated island off England’s northeastern coast, Holy Island was an attractive prospect to the early Christian monks. Its remoteness allowed them to cut themselves off from ordinary life, in order to devote themselves more fully to prayer - yet in this location they were still within reach of the towns and protective castles of the mainland. The religious community of Lindisfarne wa ... read more
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British Flag Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
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