Having recently returned to my blog after a period of silence, I was wondering if the one year mark was approaching and remembering that I started my blog near lent and while reading about St. Francis. As coincidence or more accurately, the cycles of life would have it, TODAY is my one year anniversary!! Not only that, but just like one year ago, I have recently been preparing for the Season of Lent and reading a biography of St. Francis.
This year’s text is Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures by Paul M. Allen and Joan deRis Allen.
Each year Lent gives me a chance to focus on something distinct in my life. Last year my post mentioned self-renunction and spiritual economy as well as Franciscan principles of living. This year is not too different. If anything it has been a thread through the whole year.
One result of the blog (like a journal) is that I read back at post from the last year and see some of the threads that are woven through the highlights (and lowlights) of the past. An anniversary always gives space to remember some of the events of the past. Last year I visited three monasteries/convents, finished my first knitted sweater (one that is wearable in public), attended the investiture of the first female Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal church, and got a new job. Looking over the 42 posts of the last year, it feels like it must have gone quickly. My goal is to increase the number of posts (and leave less blanks spaces between them).
Thanks for going on this journey with me. I can’t wait to see what’s around the next corner.