|Written by Sherry|
|Thursday, 21 February 2008 05:33|
Fr. Mike is due back in CS today from his missioning sojourn in Texas. Which allows him one blessed and badly needed day off before he has to begin missioning again - but this time closer to home at Holy Trinity Church in our fair city of Colorado Springs.
When I get back from this weekend's hop over the snowy Rockies to Salt Lake City to teach a Called & Gifted workshop at the Newman center, I will be joining Fr. MIke at the Holy Trinity Lenten mission.
Meanwhile, this coming weekend will also see our Boise teaching team putting on a Called & Gifted at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (I goofed when I blogged earlier that the Boise workshop happened last weekend. Last weekend was a Spanish language C & G in Moses Lake, Washington.)
What is nice is to realize that when I return from SLC, I will actually have 11 consecutive days at home before blasting off for Portland, Oregon. Not vacation days, you understand. Two parish missions, a consultation, and lots of other stuff - including blogging. But 11 days where I sleep in my own bed rather than a plane. Only the hard core road warriors out there can fully appreciate what that means.
God bless our many wonderful traveling teachers! I can't tell you how exciting it is to regularly read glowing evaluations from events around the country that I had nothing to do with! Like the upcoming Called & Gifted workshop in Greenville, South Carolina (February 29/March 1) where Mary Kaufman of Cedar Rapids - who also teaches seminars on the Theology of the Body - and our 2008 summer intern, Joe Waters - a grad student at Duke and the Dominican House of Studies in DC - will hold forth.
We have such quality people giving up their weekends to jet around the country for us. And 9 more from around the country, waiting to be trained. And most excitingly, several of these new teachers are bi-lingual (Spanish-English)!
It is also great fun to have people come up at events and say "I read your blog." So, if you are an ID reader, be sure and introduce yourself. We'd love to meet you.