This past Monday, Memorial Day, we were blessed with an exceptional day at the beach! Providence was certainly looking out for these wayward pilgrim souls! It was also the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and we had opportunity to mark the day with Mass in the morning and then some time reflecting upon Mary’s visit to Elizabeth; what someone in our group called the first Eucharistic Procession as Mary carried the Christ-child in her womb as she made her way into the hill country.
As we were enjoying one another’s company on the beach there were a few moments (as there always are on the beach) where things quieted down a little bit and the books came out. Generally, summer offers a little more time for some more reflective reading that might get shelved during busier times. One person even had on them the Life of St. Teresa of Avila – some heavier reading for the sand & surf!