This weekend two ministries held annual spring events. The Neighborhood Art House, a community-sponsored work, held its 3rd annual Art & Sole 5K run-walk. The other, Earth Force, an independent environmental education organization administered by two of our sisters, held their annual Bike Around the Bay, a 10, 30 or 50 mile bike trip around Presque Isle State Park and along the bay into the city. Both took place in a fine warm rain that by noon turned into quite a downpour.
We learned that both runners and bikers do their sport in all weather. Most were totally nonplussed by the spring rain--at least until it really let loose.
Here are some of us who were volunteering at the Art House posing in our Carolina blue 2010 Art & Sole T-shirts.
Sunday, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Erie began celebrating their 150th anniversary in the diocese of Erie. The Sunday Erie Times ran a front page article and a separate insert on their behalf. Included were two short pieces on a Sister of Mercy and one of us. Here's the link, minus most of the photos.
And finally, every May we all pass this gorgeous bush or rather a whole hill that is along our East Lake Road route. There is another one equal in size just to the left, too. They are really striking.