|IT’S JACARANDA SEASON IN LA|
I’m off tomorrow for the first of three June trips.
The first is to Sioux Falls, SD, to the ordination as a priesT of my dear old friend Timothy J. Smith.
The second will be to Livermore, CA, to the high school graduation of my nephew Allen E. King. I hope to arrive in time to take in the Centennial Light Bulb. From there, I’ll motor down to the Monterey area to visit with my another dear friend, ordained a priest for decades, the one and only Fr. Patrick Dooling, who will say Sunday morning Mass for the Carmelite nuns. I also have slated to take in the “Secret Gardens of Old Monterey.” And to stop in on the way back home to Santa Maria CA and some other dear friends–Dona Tensie Hernandez and Dennis Apel.
The third trip will be to South Bend, Indiana. That’s right–the campus of Notre Dame. Here, I’ll give a talk Friday evening at a big shindig of a conference called “Trying to Say God: Re-enchanting the Catholic Literary Imagination.” Read more “JUNE PILGRIMAGE”