In uncertain French Ruth boldly states “We are here for the mass”.
“Are you sure? Lots of people say that they are here for the mass but get up after ten minutes and wander around” replies the keeper of the door.
We’ve just been around the L’Hotel-Dieu in Beaune for a look around. I’ve been a couple of times in the past. I was struck by the large church in which the nave was used as a hospital for hundreds of years. All being treated within eyesight of the alter.
It’s interesting to see that this religious community were still treating people until 50 years ago. A reminder of what the church has done and what it can do when it sets its mind to it.
This is a photo of the posher smaller bit for people deemed worthy. It was much easier to photograph.
C’est la vie!
It suits the current political climate to perpetuate a narrative that poor people are poor because they don’t work hard. The growing gulf between the haves and the have nots in our world is bad for society. Monkeys just do it faster.