Well, how about some shots and brief thoughts from doings over the past few weeks?
Maybe starting with the water pipe table at a Stuckey’s in the middle of Georgia?
Who needs a pecan roll anyway!
Jump back to Our Lady of Guadalupe, almost a month ago, at a local parish.
Then after Christmas, a trip to South Carolina.
After a day there, I ran the boys down to Florida. On the way back up to SC, I stopped in Savannah. I had been there years ago when they were just starting to work on the Flannery O’Connor childhood home, and had high hopes of being able to actually tour it this time. But of course, it was closed. Alas!
But across the square was hopping – the Cathedral. Tour buses spilling out dozens and a constant rate, not just to tour the building for its own sake, but for the large-ish (by American standards) nativity inside. I sat in there for a while watching folks.
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Over the next few days, I finished up work, baby-watched and got to know the Charleston area a bit better.
There was the day I took the baby downtown and to my great amazement found a parking place on the street right away! A car was pulling out, and what luck for us! Victory! I’m practically a local now!
I parked, got the baby out, got the stroller out, packed up the baby, then turned to put the money in the meter…..which had a 30 minute limit.
Well, I wasn’t going to waste that stroller-wrangling time, so we made the best of it and just headed down the block, and, as it turns out, into a spot I’d never been to before, that was quite interesting.
What makes it interesting, in addition to the normal interest that an historic graveyard holds, is that most of it is overgrown. The sight initially seems disrespectful, but upon reflection, I can see that a total overhaul and landscaping effort would disturb the crowded gravesites and probably upend and uproot things to a disturbing degree. The effect is, I imagine purposeful: this is life and death, effortlessly intertwined. I’ll go back sometime, definitely.
Also…Lent! A month from Sunday!
Time to order your parish/school materials – even if you want to order some for a group of friends or a class…here you go!
A Biblical Way of the Cross for everyone:
For Ave Maria press, we wrote John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross. The current edition is illustrated with paintings by Michael O’Brien.
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