Thursday, May 29, 2014


May 24-25, 2014

The Province of Crotone in Calabria is relatively young, founded in 1992 by separating part of the territory formerly included in the province of Catanzaro.  Part of the Province of Crotone overlooks the Ionian Sea.

The colors of the sea fade from light blue to emerald green, embellishing a coast rich in history and nature, insomuch as to deserve the definition of protected sea area since 1991.

We were looking for an address and asked a man if he knew where it was, he waved his hand and said to follow him.

Walls surrounding ancient castle.

Ionian Sea

Capo Colonna

May 25, 2014

Greek Ruins

Capo Colonna carries an echo of the splendour of the Magna Græcia period.  The one standing column is the only remaining column from the temple dedicated to the mythological goddess Hera, wife of Zeus.   The temple originally posessed 48 Doric columns and was the repository of immense wealth.  The remains at this locations date back to the 6th century B.C. and was one of the most important religious locations in Magna Græcia.

The Park is made up of roughly 30,000 square meters of terrain allocated for excavations which brought to light the foundations from different buildings and domestic locations, along with 20 hectares of Mediterranean-grange woods which contain  pleasant natural trails that lead from the local museum to the column.

These two students from English class came to the church after the meetings.  The sister missionaries had asked them to come to church in case we needed help with translation.  They didn't come to church, but they came afterwards and wanted to show us around. 

Roman Ruins

Capo Colonna has two different sections.  One contains Greek ruins and the other contains Roman ruins.

We found out afterwards this snake is very poisonous.

Lovely wild flowers that look like a cross between a sweet pea and a pansy.

Scambi in Crotone

May 25, 2014

We did a scambi with the sorelle in Crotone in the evening after church.  They are presenting a lesson on being #1 and how each of us is "special" because we are sons and daughters of God.