Thursday (Corpus Christi)

On campus at Nashotah by 8am for Morning Prayer and Mass in St Mary’s Chapel. Then the Covenant authors group got down to our self-imposed task for the retreat, which is a symposium on St Augustine’s magisterial work, City of God. Not for any lack of desire or intention, but I didn’t get very much of it read. Nonetheless, because those designated to talk us through the work and stimulate discussion about various points were very well-prepared, and did a fine job. So it was quite stimulating, and I’m sorry I need to leave the retreat a day early tomorrow and drive home. It’s so go to hang out with a whole bunch of people who are way smarter than I am. After Solemn Evensong, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and a procession around the cloister and back into the chapel, all in observance of the Feast of Corpus Christi, we all adjourned to the home of one of the faculty members for a delightful Wisconsin feast of grilled bratwurst on a perfect evening for sitting in a backyard.

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