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Wednesday
Jun162010

Arrival in Beziers

I snapped the above shot as we were arriving at Lyon walking toward the station to await our connecting train to Beziers. After a ten hour flight and two, two hour train rides, we arrived last night at around 9:30pm. My traveling companions are Dr. Jacqui Landry, Head of School at Marymount High School, Los Angeles, and Sister Claire, a Sister of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary who is truly a delight. We arrived exhausted, however we were greeted at the Beziers train station by Sister Bernadette. We were very happy to see her. I was particularly pleased because I had not seen her since 2006 in Paris when she and others made me feel so welcome as a new member of the RSHM Network of Schools. At this point I will be posting to this journal with just my iPhone because it is my only Internet access. Hopefully the pictures it takes are up to snuff.
Although I am looking forward to a spritually invigorating week of growth and discovery in Beziers and the RSHM Mother House, I already miss Annette and Davy. After a snack of pasta and chicken and conversation with the Sisters in their community room at the convent , I am going to sleep! See you in the morning.

Monday
Jun072010

Well, let's get started

Here we go.  This is a blog I am creating to log my thoughts, reactions, and feelings about a trip that I am making to Beziers, Rome, and London. Thanks to the generosity of Sister Mary Ganino, RSHM and all of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, I have the "once in a lifetime" opportunity to travel to Beziers, France for an immersion into the charism and historical journey of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, a religious order founded by Father Jean Gaillac and co-founded by Mother Mere St. Jean.  As I travel this pilgrimage, I will let you know, not just what I have seen, the friends I have made, and the photographs I have taken, but what I have felt and what, on a day-to-day basis, this means to me.

 

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