The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Concilio: The New Year Begins!

On Monday afternoon, 2 January 2012, we gathered all of the zone leaders together for the first zone leader council (Concilio) of the new year. Following a tradition started last year, we reviewed the history of Columbus, reading of his account of the literal fulfillment of Nephi's prophecy as recorded in 1 Nephi 13:12, then visited the old Royal Palace where he made his official report to Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand in April of 1493.

Zone leaders on the steps of the Medieval palace.
The monarchs were seated at the top of the steps as Columbus  and his entourage
entered the plaza in April of 1493.
We then spent the evening talking about miracles and determining priorities, plans and goals for the coming year. It was a wonderful event, and all left edified!

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