The statue is behind a sheet of glass. However, one of her hands that is holding a sphere (which symbolizes the universe) is not behind the glass. It is tradition to touch the sphere and take blessings. As I was standing right in front of “The Virgin Mary”, I was totally awestruck and spellbound. The golden view there is so mesmerizing that you feel you are in a different world altogether.
I sat there for some time, totally immersed with thoughts like, Who would have made such a beautiful monastery ? Since how long must this place be existing? And how lucky I was to witness all this. The atmosphere is so calm and spiritual that you don’t want to talk and interrupt the divine feeling you get there and Just soak in !
The Ave Maria Path (Cami de l’Ave Maria)
While getting out from the monastery towards the exit, is this place, If you want to light your own candle for the Virgin, you will need to purchase one from the cages. They are sold on the basis of trust – simply choose the size of the candle that you would like to buy and put the correct change in the box provided (you will need to have the correct change, unless you would like to make a donation).