|Update from Detroit|
|Written by Sherry|
|Friday, 05 June 2009 10:44|
I'll be seeing you in the old familiar places as of Sunday. Our last class begins in 1 hour 10 minutes. The Academic Dean told us that he has gotten lots of enthusiastic feed-back about our Theology of the Laity course. It has been good to spend time with Fr. Michael again - and to hear his growing take on the topic - and the whole experience has sparked a new clarity about my next project.
Saturday morning, I'm giving a morning on Evangelizing Post-moderns to 100 or so RCIA corrdinators and RCIA team members for the Archdiocese. Several students from the class are planning to be there as well.
Then it is off to Solanus Casey's shrine for a spot of prayer and on to the airport courtesy of the ever gracious Tim Furgeson. Home by 11 pm Saturday.
Fr. Michael and I had dinner at Ralph & Ann Martin a few days ago and heard some grerat stories. Ralph has been present at some of the most important moments of Catholic life over the past 40 years and has been used by God in ways that are truly exceptional but he is so matter of fact and self-effacing, it is hard to get the stories out of him.
I got to walk about lovely Ann Arbor yesterday and try one of their many fine restaturants. Although it is hard to absorb the desperate state of Detroit as a city (at least the Red Wings are doing great!) there certainly are a lot of wonderful, creative Catholics here in southern Michigan. Our students have been great and full of faith and joy.
It has been a privilege to be here. But I will be glad to be at home again in my own little Tuscan garden.
Gotta get ready for class.