Caen ~ Normandy ~ France ~ L'Abbaye aux Dames or Abbey of Sainte-Trinité ~ Founded in the late 11th century by William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda as the Abbaye aux Dames ("Abbey of Women"), together with Abbaye aux Hommes ("Abbey of Men"), now Church of Saint Etienne. Built as penalty for their marriage against the Pope's ruling. Matilda, who died in 1083, was buried here.
There is a need for greater warm-heartedness and compassion. We are now so interdependent that it is in our own interest to take the whole of humanity into account. It clear that real hope lies with the generation who, now less than 30 years old, belong to the 21st century. If they start now to learn from the past and shape a different future, by later this century the world can be a happier more peaceful place. - Dalai Lama, Facebook Post 7/22/16