it's time to get planting.
i hope you all have followed the proceedings on maria's blog.
i spoke with a few people today and all agree that this was the finest Triduum in recent memory. we had great weather, great participation, and there was a sense (at least in part) that the Triduum is all about God.
the town has calmed down and the visitors have all departed, leaving us with a serenity that can only be found during the Easter Octave in a small town.
now, if the rain would just start falling...
okay, it's Holy Saturday and i just have to say that yesterday, Good Friday, was the quietest on record. so maybe those 7 weeks preaching about Christ's Death and the importance of keeping a solemn Good Friday actually convinced a few people.
bernabe had another accident on sat morning and died this morning sometime between 5:15 (when i saw him alive) and 6:30 (when fr murphy found him dead).
5 american priests concelebrated Mass with me this morning and we used the second Eucharistic Prayer in latin. now, i know taken individually, i.e. 6 total priests, 2nd Eucharistic Prayer, and latin are not anything new, but the combination is almost oxymoronic, so there you have that.
unfortunately, they all had to leave this morning after a nice week long visit with two different groups.
otherwise all is well. it rained again and is a mild 91.2 today.
most of them left their homes friday morning around 5:00 am and they arrived in banica saturday night at 10:00 pm. that's the worst travel foul-up i've seen in my almost 5 years.
thankfully, all are well and motivated to get to work tomorrow.