Final day of sabbatical at rest at home with a grateful heart. What a wonderful gift of rejuvenation! Eager to resume the gift of ministry.
Sabbattical Day 90 – 42nd Day of Ordinary Time – Libertyville, Illinois
Dreams are getting hinged again and my spirit is gearing up for joy.
Sabbattical Day 89 – 41st Day of Ordinary Time – Libertyville, Illinois
Sometimes what we are looking for is in our own back yard.
Sabbattical Day 88 – 40th Day of Ordinary Time – Libertyville, Illinois
A slow day of rest and clearing old mail at home.
Sabbattical Day 87 – 39th Day of Ordinary Time – Libertyville, Illinois
A day of jet-lag recovery at home – at last!
Sabbattical Day 85 – 37th Day of Ordinary Time – Rome, Italy
A visit to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican museum to boot. Walk around the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Our last full day in Europe.
Sabbath Day 84 – 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Rome, Italy
Arrival in Rome and some time with the faithful on the sabbath day in St. Peter’s basilica. A pleasant stroll through Rome seeing familiar sights along with weekend romans enjoying the weather.
Sabbatical Day 83 – 35th Day of Ordinary Time – Regello, Italy
A restful rainy day and good conversation with Deacons Paul and Antoinette Krieg, administrators of Casa Cares.
Sabbatical Day 82 – 34th Day of Ordinary Time – (Florence) Regello, Italy
Overcast weather for a day trip into Florence. Walking past famous and familiar sights plus a visit to the Accademia (no lines for same day visitors!) where we were practically alone viewing the David by Michelangelo (no photos allowed).
Sabbatical Day 81 – 33rd Day of Ordinary Time – (Sienna, San Gimignano) Regello, Italy
A day of travel through the wine country of Tuscany on our way to Sienna. Saw Sienna’s striking colors and contrasts on a day with clouds skittering through the air. Finished the day at San Gimignano as the skies covered over with grey and the towers stood mute.
Sabbatical Day 80 – 32nd Day of Ordinary Time – (Greve-in-Chianti) Regello, Italy
A restful day at Waldensian retreat center, Casa Cares, and short day trip to Greve-in-Chianti. Greve was largely shuttered up! (A down season for tourists). The olive grove and the sunset were life-giving.
Sabbatical Day 79 – 31st Day of Ordinary Time – (Bologna, Tuscan-Emilian Apennines) Regello, Italy
Morning in the food markets of Bologna. Travel in our rented Fiat 500 across the Apennine mountain range. Glorious vistas culminating in our arrival at Waldensian retreat center, Casa Cares in Tuscany.