I haven't left the country, a serious temptation, but have been on the road a lot. Upon returning from LJ I was given permission to purchase a new camera. First non-used one I've gotten. It took some time to get used to and learn. More of a challenge was learning to use the new photo processing software needed to download the photos. The old software, Aperture 3, does not recognize the RAW photos from the new camera. And, as Apple has stopped updating Aperture, it won't recognize them. After trying out multiple programs on free trials I settle on a fairly complex one. The photo work is intuitive the storage process is not. Way too much time yesterday working on learning it but it is coming. By the end of the day I'd stopped swearing. A good sign.
One more road trip in the offing and then it is time to move to Boston College, about eight miles down Rt. 30 from here. Perhaps not even that far. Nonetheless, it will be a different milieu.
One of the events here at Campion was remodeling and rededicating the daily Mass chapel. The old chapel was not exactly ugly but it certainly wasn't pretty. Everything was beige and light wood, the tabernacle was very poorly placed, and, well, I could go on at length. The work was done in house. It was also done beautifully.
Our Lady of Montserrat to whom the chapel is dedicated.
Two angled views using wide-angle. The lighting is much improved. Floors were refinished and no longer squeak. The tabernacle was moved from a corner to a place of greater prominence, as it should be.
The empty tabernacle prior to blessing the chapel.
I never noticed this Jesuit seal before despite it having been on the old tabernacle. Everything in the chapel was beige or neutral wood. The seal disappeared into it.
The water in the pitchers was poured into the holy water font. Every wall was sprinkled with water as part of the dedication.