Wow! Did we hit the jackpot this week with a speaker for our Summer Community Days. His name is Richard (Dick) Sparks and he is a Paulist priest from the Chicago area--a moral theologian and a marvelous speaker/presenter. What do I mean by "marvelous"? Knowledgeable, down-to-earth, practical, spiritual, and yet very funny! All wrapped into one.
He gives these presentations on Catholic morality to a variety of Catholic church groups, parish education courses, and to communities like ourselves. In answer to the question on how to know him--which he gave to the sister picking him up at the airport--"You can't miss me, I'm the one who looks just like Brad Pitt!"
And here's something for those of you who know our backyard and have seen our cross--or rather, haven't seen the cross, as it's been almost entirely hidden by a few years growth in bushes, trees, grasses, etc. This week it was "unearthed" thanks to some of our summer workers. Voila! A view from closer up and one from farther away.