Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Feast of the Assumption

Yesterday the girls sang after Communion... the last time Number Six sings before leaving for college. I recorded it so I can listen to their clear, unison voices when I miss her.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hydrangea: photos

They have been so beautiful and I grabbed the camera when the sun was shining on them at the table...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Briege's Wedding

The youngest daughter of our old country neighbors and dear friends married into European nobility, and it was a fairly tale of a Catholic wedding at our cathedral. 

Here comes the bride


happily married

Pepinos came to attend the wedding 
So did Isabel and Matt the newlyweds

Next ones to be married at Cathedral

We took photos at falls park before recpetion


we had to have a snack at the Phillips Ave diner as well!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Trip to the Twin Cities, Part 2: their apartment and neighborhood

Their apartment is charming and the neighborhood delightful! 
Parish/School where she will work

In front of their building

So much good space!

dinner time

we hung pictures etc
Matt invited a professor who lived in Brazil
Their Papal blessing, framed and hung!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Trip to the Twin Cities, Part 1: Basilica of Saint Mary

With Number Four cleared to drive, we both decided to go visit Number Five and her husband before she starts teaching school. We left early for a low-stress drive avoiding highways and arrived downtown Minneapolis ahead of schedule, what allowed us to visit the stunning Basilica.

On the road

Photo does NOT do it justice!

We read about Father Hennepin!



Baptismal Font

The Marian statue high above altar



Beautiful Stations

Chapel ahead

We asked St Therese of the Little Flower for Number Six who leaves soon for college