|The incredible view of the Ohio River from the deck|
of my sister and brother-in-law's home in West Virginia.
Having returned to Saint Meinrad Archabbey last evening from my two-week vacation, it will take me just a while longer to "catch up" and resume posting here more regularly. It is a busy but exciting time, as I am involved with a number of writing and editing projects at the Abbey Press, and for the School of Theology. In addition, I will soon begin working on my thesis to complete my Masters in Theological Studies degree and undertake further studies toward a graduate certificate in spiritual direction. And, of course, there is always plenty going on in the monastery itself. In addition, I hope to soon implement some changes regarding this blog, tying it in more closely with my work for the Abbey Press.
For now, I thought I would simply share a few photos from the last week or so:
|My nephew and godson Ian cheers on the home team while watching the Reds|
and Indians play in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, the Reds lost,
but the postgame fireworks were fabulous (and loud)!
|Ian fuels up.|
|My brother Kevin looks for a chance to swipe Ian's hat.|
|My sister Shannon and her husband Ty.|
|St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati|
where we went to Mass. Built in Classic
Greek style in 1845, it is the oldest cathedral
west of the Alleghenies still in use as a cathedral.
|Mosaic behind the cathedral altar depicting Christ|
bestowing the "power of the keys" upon St. Peter,
and Peter's imprisonment in Jerusalem and Rome.
|Ian gets ready to tube on the Ohio.|
|Faster, Dad, faster!|
|My mother can't wait for her turn!|
|Evening Prayer on the river.|