Thank you for the gift of a sabbatical. I took full advantage of the time of rest and renewal which provided space to listen, discern, and grow. In October spent time at St. Meinrad Benedictine Monastery and the Abbey of Gethsemani which is a Trappist monastery where Thomas Merton lived. In November I traveled to Scotland and participated in a weeklong retreat on the Isle of Iona. Then after Thanksgiving, I embarked on a Holy Land Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine followed by a mission trip to Egypt. I pray the photos and the writings will give you a glimpse of my meaningful time of sabbatical. As grateful as I am for it, I am glad to be back and responding to God's grace together.
Zoom recording of the WNL presentation on the first half of the sabbatical which included time at the monasteries and Scotland.
PowerPoint Presentation from that WNL Zoom including monasteries and Scotland.
Outline and notes from that first presentation.
Power Point Presentation which includes Holy Land and Egypt trips.
Itinerary for the Holy Land trip.
Anne's Story of Belonging from worship on January.
This photo on the left is at the Primacy of Peter on the Sea of Galilee. (see John 21 for reference)