Weddings and Tour
Since I last posted to this Blog, I have witnessed two weddings of former students; one whom I knew while at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM and the other at Walsh University in North Canton, OH. The weddings were back-to-back this past weekend with one on Friday afternoon in Bluffton, OH and the other Saturday afternoon in Miamisburg, OH.
Occasions like these afford me a chance to catch up on old friendships and to find out what is happening in the lives of men and women who were a part of my life in the past. The "Walsh" wedding was particularly good for this since many of the grooms fellow soccer players attended and I had a chance to see what these former students are doing and where they are living. Reconnecting with old friends is a grace that happens far too seldom, but when it does it is very enjoyable and fruitful.
Saturday, while I was away, the postulants and their two directors left for a two-week tour visiting friars, ministries, and sites around the province. Since I wasn't home when they began their journey, I was not able to get any photos. (So I added this group picture of the postulants taken by Fr. Jim Bok, O.F.M. at our 4th of July picnic.) I am hoping that as the group travels they will be emailing pictures back to me that I can post. Let's remember them in our prayers as they travel and learn about the province.