Well, friends, it's been a long time between postings. Last week, I moved into my new offices at the historic Diocese of Monterey, California. I'll be doing a variety of things here, from teaching to supervising to, well, whatever the bishop wants me to do! I finally got internet connectivity and so now I'm able to get back to the blog.
Monterey holds a special place in our hearts, since we lived here back in the late 1970's when I attended Russian language school here at the Defense Language Institute during my days in the Navy. Yesterday I drove by the school and, of course, very little remains of those old buildings! I've also been spending time at the Naval Postgraduate School, so I feel very much reconnected to my Navy roots.
So, what shall we talk about? If anyone is reading this and has any suggestions, questions, or topics you'd like to discuss, reply to this post and we'll give it a go!
Seven of the twenty-one Franciscan missions founded along the California coast by Fr. Junipero Serra are located within the Diocese of Monterey. In fact, one of them serves as the diocesan Cathedral, which is across the street from our diocesan offices. Not a bad view, and with that I'll end this post.