The Icon that I chose to represent this site is one that I encountered at Taize.
The official name is “Christ and Abbot Mena” but I first knew it as “Christ and his friend.”
It is an 8th century piece that was found in the remains of a Coptic monastery in Egypt. The intimacy that it portrays is what I seek to find in my own spiritual journey, along with the example of who I want to be for others. It also represents my attempts to stay connected to the historical church, and specifically to monasticism.