I spent some time today with students at Boston College (which for a fan of Golden Gopher hockey took some doing).
Among the many interesting things I saw and heard about was a statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, variously described as Ignatius holding an invisible baby in a hurricane and, by tour guides, “Mr. Jesuit who founded Boston College.”
The trees are flowing. All around the area there are magnificent flowers. Every time I travel to the East Coast I remark on how beautiful the flowers and trees are.
I then went over to see something of nearby St. John’s Seminary and talk with some seminarians. They have a beautiful chapel, which is going to see more renovation, which will include putting Our Lord back in the center.
Sadly, I was not able to greet the new rector (after his first full year still new, I guess), Msgr. Moroney, a fellow warrior in the translation campaigns of yore. I hear good things about what is going on at St. John’s. Small confirmations that the silly season really is coming to a close in most places.