The last two days, I've accompanied my wife to her twenty year reunion at the College of William and Mary, home of the Tribe (who lost their football game yesterday to Towson State University) and DOG Street (the Duke of Gloucester Street, along which Colonial Williamsburg serves as a front porch to the academy). I always have loved Williamsburg – walking along this venue of living history is like stepping back in time.
There have been a lot of people to connect with here, particularly those involved in Michele's early ministry years with the Catholic Students' Association here at W&M. It was great to meet some of the pastoral staff of St. Bede last night, to walk the campus during the day, and head to a football game!
But today, the idyllic autumn days come to an end, and there are huge events waiting for us back at the Dome. This Wednesday I give a talk at St. Mary's College on the writing of "Cross of Our Hope," the hymn that was composed during the year Fr. Basil Moreau was canonized. And, of course, this coming Friday is the annual Folk Choir Concert for the Missions (8:00PM in the Basilica), being held on the Friday for the first time in its history (thank you, football!). You can find out more about the concert by clicking here. So much to look forward to and prepare for....
These have been amazing days of fall splendor. Such a wonder to be able to walk not one, but two campus communities, and be able to call them home!