Back into a “normal” routine, started the day with 45 minutes on a treadmill.
Task planning and a bit of email processing at home.
Morning Prayer in the cathedral.
Prepped for a Nashotah House Executive Committee conference call by looking at several documents emailed yesterday by the Dean.
Hosted and participated in said conference call.
Attended to a small pastoral-administrative chore on behalf of one of our postulants for ordained ministry.
Lunch from La Bamba, eaten at home.
Got down to work on the homily I have been invited to give at the English service in Lima Cathedral during our Peru visit later this month. Took a one-line motif and developed it into a rough draft of a sermon. But it consumed most of my afternoon.
Took a phone call from an old friend, a priest, with whom I commiserate from time to time over the bumptious state of our church. We are therapy for one another.
Took care of another small administrative task, this one related to a marital judgment I had already issued.
Drafted and sent out to stakeholders a tentative itinerary for the visit to our diocese in October of the Bishop of Tabora and his wife. We’re going to show them a good chunk of the diocese.