Sunday Sermon and Sitting With St. Francis

4 Jun

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”

Anatole France


A beautiful Sunday morning. A surprisingly cool morning walk with Bella before church. That didn’t last long. Greeting at the door at St. Gabriel’s is always one of the highlights of my week. I shook a lot of hands and hugged many friends and a few strangers, too.

This Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or better known at Corpus Christi.

The Gospel from Mark was about Jesus breaking bread and pouring wine, telling the disciples that these were His sacrifice, His body and blood that He would sacrifice for many… thus we celebrate this concentration during the Mass.

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

MK 14:12-16, 22-26

My take on it… Jesus sacrificed so much for us. We should celebrate this gift, and we should share our gifts with others.


When I got home after church, it was already hot and steamy. A couple more short walks in the park with Bella, lunch and a few phone calls to friends and family. Where do the hours go?

The sun starts setting around 8:30 now, so it’s wonderful to get out for a long evening walk when the sun hides behind the tall trees and houses along my way. There was a slight breeze and a little cooler with no intense sun beating down on my skin. When I walk past Miss Bernadine’s house, I always stop and pat her statue of St. Frances on his head, with a little prayer,”Thank you for taking care of all the creatures great and small.” Tonight, there was a cute little bunny appropriately standing by the grey cement statue.

I must have seen over a dozen rabbits on my walk. The sultry tangerine sun was slowly sinking into the horizon. I love standing in the silent glow and taking pictures of the greatest show on earth.

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