|View of Seattle from the dock at St. Mary-on-the-Lake|
This is my second trip home since I went away to Chicago for grad school last August. It's such a gift how quickly I seem to step into the rhythm of the house. Literally, it seems, this time. Our two Sister Sacristans are both otherwise occupied this week, so I volunteered to take over Sacristan duties in our Chapel while I am here these two weeks. It's a new way to participate in the life of the community for me. It's also a new way for me to experience liturgy, setting the table that sets the table, so to speak. Somehow in all my churchy life so far in parishes and community this task has eluded me. Lector yes. Sacristan no.
|Chapel at St. Mary-on-the-Lake|
I'm enjoying the slower pace here, the good conversations, and the opportunity to pray with my Sisters each day. I'm also making the rounds of some of our local communities, visiting Sisters who live in Seattle and the surrounding area. Tonight in fact I'm invited to dinner at the house where I did my groovy sister reserves as a candidate! First, however, I'm headed back to the chapel for the Holy Hour for Peace that the Sisters have each Tuesday afternoon with our Congregation Weekly Peace Prayer.
Good people. Good times.