Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Thank you Kalamazoo!

We tooled up to Kalamazoo last night, where I gave a talk on "Saints, Relics and the Incarnation" as part of a diocesan lecture series. It was a very nice evening, met lots of nice people, including a couple of internet acquaintances: Fr. Rob Johansen of the Thrown Back blog and Fr. Brian Stanley, who has been a frequent commentor here and on other blogs. It was the first time I've met any of a citizen of the blogosphere in real life, and it was a treat.

Michael took Joseph out to dinner while I was talking, and then returned in time for refreshments and the question and answer session, my favorite moment of which was an elderly Sister of St. Joseph recounting how she came to possess a whisker of Venerable Solanus Casey.

I wasn't there to see it, but Michael said that when Joseph saw the large representation of a Pieta at the back of the chapel, he announced, "Jee-Jee, tummy hurt!"