I have been in touch with my classmates from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction. The bonds created through our soulfilled sharing in those classes continue to be strengthened. There is a saying that "You can always make new friends, but you can't make old friends." I have the feeling that if we live long enough, we will have made more "old" friends. In the meantime, I am now sharing this gift of spiritual direction with members of our parish here in Annandale. "Thank You, God," for this opportunity.
On another note from our parish, St. Ignatius here in Annandale, we will be celebrating a healing Mass with the sacrament of healing on Sunday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. May 22nd. Everyone is invited. We usually think to pray for healing from physical illnesses; however, there are many other reasons t for Christ to lay a healing hand on us: grief for the death of a loved one. ( my heart went out to a special family on Mothers Day-- a mother and a grandmother were missing in the pew behind me.) We all know people with financial anxieties and concerns for so many other reasons. This sacrament of healing is for all. There will be hospitality in our Gathering Space following Mass.
In the meantime, enjoy the greening of this May day and the blooming of tulips and dandelions and lilacs, etc. etc. I have one more request: may the Indigo Bunting who came to our bird feeder yesterday return and stay with us.
Oh, well. One more thing I need some help with. . . . .