MAURITIUS, Cap Malheureux – The Church of Notre Dame Auxiliatrice is a well-known icon of Mauritius, a lovely island, (until 1968 a British colony), in the middle of the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. The church, with its unique bright red roof, is featured on many postcards. And so I went to visit this famous site, located at Cap Malheureux, the northernmost tip of the island.
Inside the church, beyond the simple wooden interior, I found these words on a paper pinned to a board near the entrance:
LOVE AND SILENCE
There is only one master and he dwells within –St. Augustine
“We have to listen in order to understand
And we have to be silent in order to listen
And it is in this silence that we shall find love”