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 86 – 38th Day of Ordinary Time – (Rome, Travelling Day), Libertyville
A beautiful morning in Rome and a VERY long journey home to Chicago through London. One plane for both from Rome to London. Separate flights from London on home. 20 hours in motion.
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.