his wealth shall not follow him down. . .
who shall never more see light."
No weekend Mass scheduled, a distinct rarity. Much to be done and I am grateful for the free time. I will probably celebrate a private Mass and then attack the list of things to do, a list that includes watching Penn State-Iowa tomorrow night.
The reading from 1 Timothy has fascinated me for a long time. It is a good illustration how a misquote as explained in the homily, can change meaning and allow one to use the misquoted line as a club with which to beat others into submission to one's agenda.
The photos are from September 2013 and taken in a eight-day span that ended on 29 September. I was on my final vow retreat. It was a spectacular time to be doing it as the leaves were changing on a day-by-day basis.
The monastic cemetery is just outside the cloister walk.
The road extends for close to a mile. There is another of about the same length extending in the other direction. One is the north road and the other the south. Given my extreme directional impairment I have no idea which is which.
A detail of the glass in a library door.
Sometimes the play of light on the most mundane of things, in this case a storage area in a small hall can result in a lovely image. Rule of photography: pay attention to small details that would otherwise be missed.
Busy as a bee.
This combination of shape, color, and texture fits with my definition of autumn.
Sunrise looking toward the general direction of the town of Spencer. I left for Weston a few hours later on 29 September. Pronounced final vows on 1 October.