Well, we're "off and running" in a liturgical kind of way, of course! Wednesday night our Holy Week retreatants arrived. Oblates, friends, family members and others will join us for whichever of the days they can: Thursday for the evening liturgy and supper, Friday for the Pilgrimage for Peace and the final station here at 3:00 pm, Saturday evening for the Vigil or Sunday morning for the morning Easter liturgy. Lots of celebrations and beautiful prayer and reflection time.
You can view a preview story of our Good Friday Pilgrimage for Peace from Wednesday's Erie Times News here. There's suppose to be a column about it in Friday's issue, too. Search for columnist Liz Allen.
Here are a couple scenes from around the house, though no one got a shot of the seven deer that passed through our backyard at noon yesterday!
Here's the willow on the west lawn. All around our place it truly looks like Easter. Those of us who are natives of the Great Lakes remember with not-so-fond memories of many an Easter wearing our winter coats over our spring Easter outfits. Not this year!
Here's a new visitor at my window bird feeder--a Downy Woodpecker. He's on the nearby tree scouting things out and then decides to come on over. See good photos of them here on Google Images.