In about 12 hours I will give this homily at the monthly memorial Mass for those who died the previous month at St. Patrick Manor, a 325 bed nursing home run by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. It is always a difficult task. Many recently bereaved family members are in attendance. I'm not scheduled for Mass on Sunday. After the past week of massive amounts of travel I will appreciate the time off.
Photos were taken halfway up Mt. Equinox in Arlington, VT. Still winter up there. The background for the first and third shots is ice on Lake Madeleine. I suspect it is all gone as a result of the warm temps on Monday and a lot of rain over the next two days; including during the drive home.