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"And if he left off dreaming about you, where do you suppose you'd be? ... You'd be nowhere. Why, you're only a sort of thing in his dream! If that there King was to wake you'd go out -- bang! -- just like a candle!"

"Hush! You'll be waking him, I'm afraid, if you make so much noise."

"Well it's no use your talking about waking him when you're only one of the things in his dream. You know very well you're not real."

Monday, April 28, 2008

week six: spring


I'll be away this weekend. On retreat to Thomas Merton land and the home of Maker's Mark. Did I tell you I have an unhealthy attraction to the South? I don't even know what that means.


Just walked across campus in the hail storm.


Community of St John Kentucky “Holy Land” pilgrimage, May 2-4, 2008
(200th anniversary of the diocese of Bardstown, KY established on April 8, 1808)

May 2, Friday
1:45 pm Meet at St Mark's parking lot
2:00 Departure (picnic enroute)
10:00 Arrival at Srs of Loretto: Nerinx, Ky
(The first American women's religious Cty founded in the US--1812)

May 3, Saturday (Derby Day at Churchill Downs!)
6:30 am Silent prayer in Srs' chapel (optional)
7:30 Lauds (Srs' chapel)
8:00 Breakfast (Srs' dining room)
9:00 Tour of Loretto grounds
11:00 Mass at St Rose Priory (The first Dominican house founded in the US—1805)
12:30 pm Buffet lunch in Springfield, Ky
2:30 Tour of Maker's Mark Distillery
4:30 To Gethsemani Abbey (The first Trappist Abbey in the US—1848):
Vespers, Holy Hour, picnic supper, Compline at Gethsemani
8:30 Return to Loretto; visit Holy Cross parish on the way
(The first Catholic parish in Ky--1795 )

May 4, Sunday
6:30 am Silent prayer in Srs' chapel (optional)
7:30 Lauds (Srs' chapel)
8:00 Breakfast (Srs' dining room)
9:30 Mass at St Martin de Porres Cty
11:30 To Bardstown: brief stop at St Thomas Seminary (the first seminary west of the Allegany mountains—1811) and at St Joseph Pro-Cathedral the first Catholic cathedral in the “west”--1819).
1:30 Lunch at the home of Fr Joseph Mary's parents
3:00 To Peoria---arrive around 8:30 pm


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