Saturday, March 27, 2010

Away from Blogging for a Week

With the beginning of Holy Week, I will be taking a week off from blogging so as to spend as much time as possible in prayer, which, in reality, will be considerably less than usual and certainly far less than I would like.

Unfortunately, I cannot take a week off from traveling and am sad that I will be on a plane between Ohio and Texas Thursday evening, which means that I will miss Maundy Thursday Mass, which is one of my favorites. (The year that Fr. Greg, a priest assigned to our parish on an interim basis, was here, 2007, I was one of the 12 whose feet he washed; then he asked the 12 of us to wash the feet of everyone in the church -- it took a long time, but it was a very good experience for everyone.)

I even have to work on Good Friday this year. Usually I can manage my schedule so that I can get off work. Fortunately, the senior manager I am traveling with is also Catholic, and I have charged him with finding us a Mass in San Antonio. I hear that there is a wonderful cathedral near the Alamo. (He is reliable; we have attended Mass together during our required travels in Korea and in Germany at churches that he has tracked down.) I have told our San Antonio branch that once we know the time of Mass, they will have to work my meetings around that time. I will be back early Saturday afternoon, in time for Easter vigil at Old Mission, which is where I really prefer to be -- in my little town which one visitor once called "namolein" (Russian: "saturated in prayer").

I will be back after Easter, and I wish all of you a wonderful, blessed week and as much time as you want to spend with God.



  1. I am glad you will be able to attend Mass throughout the week, even though you're traveling.

    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I pray your Holy Week is blessed.

  2. Oh, I'm sure you will miss it...but so glad that you can make it to Mass...I pray all is well for you and yours...will "see" you again soon! ~Janine XO

  3. Thank you for your visit to my blog. Wishing you and yours a joyous Easter!

  4. Hi, I hope you had a nice Easter! We had a nice weekend. I am very happy not to travel anymore. I use to do that a lot when I first started in my job, years ago!
    Blessings, Deborah

  5. Hello.
    Brightness of the spring is very beautiful.

    Your heart seems to be expressed.

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.

  6. Wow! You are quite the traveler!!! I would love to visit Korea!!!

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter and found a mass to attend in San Antonio. I visit San Antonio quite often and love the city!!!

  7. Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful EAster. I love how you did the washing of the feet. It's such a humbling experience!

  8. Many thanks to all of you for your good wishes. Actually, I did not make it to San Antonio. I refused to go. (Long story. The short version: it would not have been possible to attend Mass on Good Friday.) So, I returned Thursday night from Ohio and attended Good Friday Mass at Old Mission. Yes! (Alicia, the washing of the feet was a great experience, humbling yes, but positively so.)

  9. Hope you had a blessed Easter! May He fill your heart with with joy.


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