Sunday, October 4, 2015

I Thought You Fell Off the Face of the Earth

My journey out of the blogosphere and back to it has been an eventful one.  

1. I packed up my life and left Hawai'i, a land whose culture and people I came to love and adore.

"Aloha ʻoe, Aloha ʻoe,
The charming one who dwells in shaded bowers
One fond embrace,
'Ere I depart
Until we meet again"
-Queen Liliʻuokalani
Photo courtesy of Andra Drake
2. I spent the summer at our Motherhouse and had a fantastic time! Sister Mariella taught me how to do calligraphy and I got to be a pallbearer in a good friend of mine's funeral. Sister Cecilia Marie was 106-years-old. Amid my tears of loss, I was also grateful to the Lord that I was home when she passed, and got to sing to her while she was on her death bed. Sister Cecilia Marie, lover of music, pray for us.

Photo courtesy of Mom.

3. I have been busy teaching, having fun with my local community, taking Bible classes and loving life in Tucson, Arizona. 
We enjoyed watching the eclipse from the bell tower. Photo courtesy of Sister Mary Ann.

So there's a quick, brief timeline. It's good to be back in the blogosphere. Meanwhile, we are enjoying watching the Packers beat the 49ers on the Feast of St. Francis. It has been a wonderful celebration. Yesterday, I went on a daylong pilgrimage to Magdalena de Kino in Sonora, Mexico with some of my friends from the Tohono O'odham nation. It was a day full of graces. We made it back in time for the Transitus and a special procession in the Church. Mass was just as special this morning.
Happy Feast Day! Photo courtesy of Manny Martinez.


  1. So glad to see you back here. I always enjoy hearing your perspective on religious life, the profession of teaching and life in general. God bless!

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