Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Week in Review: Maureen Dabula in Minnesota

We've been praying a lot. Eating, meeting, praying, napping. Connecting, connecting, connecting. Driving, napping, Praying more.
And it's not such a bad life, you know?

I am overwhelmingly, abundantly blessed by Maureen Dabula's presence in my life, house, world this month. I feel as if I have my own personal spiritual director and tour guide for life. All wrapped up in this compact package of Brown skin, Beaming smile, Outrageous Love, and Divine Spirt. Hmm, hmm, hmmm...

I am one lucky woman.

What follows are snapshots from our week's travels to:
the Perpich Center for Arts Education,
Rochester's Assisi Heights and Mayo Clinic comrades
Bemidji's Paul Bunyan and Courthouse
North Minneapolis' Visitation Sisters and Retreat Space...

Peace, Love, Joy, Abundance to each and everyone!
Melissa

First Stop: Perpich Center for Arts Education - Golden Valley


Meeting the delightful Barbara Cox


To the convent in Rochester: Assisi Heights


The view from my bedroom window....

Sr. Rafael: our guide of all things literary, spiritual, sacred.
My newest heroes: Charlie and Will Mayo - (I highly recommend the tale of these brothers collaborating with the Fransiscan Sisters to lay the foundation for the Mayo Clinic legacy.)


Time to Connect: A fancy dinner out with delightful friends in the health, leadership and public/ social policy sectors of this work.


From Rochester's Sisters and Mayo Clinic, to Bemidji and the Bunyon/ Blue Ox phenomenon...


Mo reclines in our posh quarters overlooking Lake Bemiji...

Bridge over the Mississippi and Auntie Mo


The Visitation Spirit....


Entering the Visitation Convent in North Minneapolis...

Sr. Katherine Mullin greeting Mo


To be so lucky as to have our morning lead by Brother Mickey, the inspired artist...

The Black Christ


Do you see the theme? Visiting Sisters...Here, Sr. Karen sends us on our way with amazing warmth...

Holing up at B'Mo's: Here giggling with my former student, "Foogie" or as Mo refers to him: "Goofy."

LOVE!

1 comment:

Emily Lilja said...

Life is often better than we realize, hey?!