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.
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 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.
Sabbath Day 77 – 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Milano, Italy
Wonderful worship at the Waldensian Church in Milan followed by a stroll around the city. The sanctuary was beautifully renovated … but I forgot to take photos! It was a “no car” day in the city so everyone was out strolling or on bikes (no cars to hop around!).
Sabbatical Day 74 – 26th Day of Ordinary Time – (Merindol, Loumarin, Baux-de-Provence) Arles, France
Powerful day at Merindol, site where a village of Waldensians / Protestants, were sent through a faux door (looks like a window in the photo) to their death down a cliff. One of many villages that suffered for their conscience. Loumarin was also visited by Waldensians before the Reformation. Baux-de-Provence is .. well .. beaux.
Sabbatical Day 64 – 16th Day of Ordinary Time – (Lyon) / Arles, France
A good day spent in Vieux (Old) Lyon walking the streets once trod by Peter Valdo, founder of the Waldensian spiritual movement.