Sister Mary Philomena and I returned home yesterday from visiting MN – the land of 10,000 frozen lakes, the land of the free and the brave, the land overflowing with milk and honey. Or so all the Minnesotans think! 🙂 Although I have to admit, Minnesota has the tendency of growing on you. 🙂
We had the privilege of staying at St. Paul’s Seminary and had the gift of meeting priests and seminarians who seek to live a life totally given over to the Lord. Beautiful. It was truly beautiful and edifying.
To go through our entire weekend would be wonderful for me, but probably long for you. All in all, in the different events we attended our experiences spoke clearly of a Catholic culture, a culture open to life, open to vocations. It was such a joy to be a part of this. To be a part of this in sub-zero weather no less. 🙂 I’m going to see if I can attach a couple of pictures – although if I recall correctly, the only time pictures were taken were when we were playing in the snow. Well…I suppose playing in the snow for a Californian is part of being immersed in the Minnesotan Catholic culture. 🙂
Picture to left: “Toboggan-ing” or at least pretending to.
Picture to right: Line-dancing with some of the students at the University of St. Thomas
It looks like all we did was play! Rest assured we did some work too. 🙂