Yes it has been quite some time since a full fledged entry in the world of blogdom.
It has been a purposeful abandonment from making entries.
My travel to Vatican City, Rome, and Italy during this past Easter Season left me with much to process and ponder. It would have been a dis-service to just shoot some off the cuff comments here and there. The truth is my travel turned into a pilgrimage and I am still being affected.
Upon my return I found myself having no desire to give words to what my senses experienced let alone my heart in a little mountain-top community in Collavalenza.
It was there that I was introduced--via a new friend, Alfredo--to the life of Venerable Mother Esperanza. It was there that I was profoundly affected.
It was there that, once again, the gift of spiritual perspective was granted.
A day before I knelt in St. Francis's little church in Assisi
And then days later I knelt at the crucifix where Padre Pio received a phenomenal blessing...
So, my friends words are not possible.
This pilgrimage silenced me.
There will be a time when I will begin to write again. So much is stirring...
There may even be another book.
For now though---pray and fast.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
A Lost Shepherd, Michael Ripple: The Last Day in Italy---an observation: Though I have been home for a few days (attempting to track lost luggage), I have one scene which recurs and I find it somewhat humorous. T...