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"
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.|