A 4th of July "Picnic"
The annual 4th of July Friars' Picnic was scheduled for Saint Anthony Friary in Cincinnati this afternoon, but mother nature didn't seem to know about it. I woke up this morning to chilly, rainy weather. Shortly after noon it looked like the sub might break through, but we had no such luck. For much of the time, we gathered in the garage made famous by the "Graduation" party held for the Postulants last May. (http://vocationvibes.franciscan.org/2008/05/index.html)
Again, Fr. Kenan did the honors at the grill (seen above on the right). The new postulants (Kevin Janke on left and Michael Charron on the right in the picture to the left) were introduced to some of the Cincinnati-area friars. In the picture on the right are some of the satisfied friars just after we ate. All of the traditional activities associated with the day had to be canceled due to the inclement weather.
Oh well, we enjoyed one another's company even if the weather didn't feel like July 4.