Thursday, February 25, 2016
Today we went out to Issaquah to see the former chapel of the Sisters of Providence at Providence Heights. It is now unoccupied.
The windows are by a French artist named Gabriel Loire. Pretty cool. We couldn't figure out this one. I am guessing St Elizabeth of Hungary.
Loved this one.
It was a trifle eerie.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
We visited the Mission at Carmel.
It is called the "crown jewel" of the Missions and we thought it compared favorably with San Juan Capistrano, the "jewel" of the Missions.
Father Serra himself is buried under the altar, and the beautiful cemetery includes many graves for Indian converts, including one who died, according to his tombstone, at the age of 151.
Father Serra's room:
Sunday, February 21, 2016
We went to Mass at St Ignatius on the USF campus.
They don't have an officially designated Door of Mercy, but they do have a doorway of mercy.
In the afternoon, we went to Grace Cathedral for evensong.
Cute raccoons in one of the murals.
Nice try, Grace Cathedral. No one can light just one.
Beautiful light in the transept.
Attendance at the beautiful Evensong service rivaled what we have experienced in the great cathedrals of England.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Today we went to Stinson Beach. It took many hairpin turns to get there, but we made it.
The water was colder than it looked.
I found a heart-shaped rock:
Quadruple selfie. It took some time to ensure that no one's head appeared unduly large, but so worth it.
Art shots amid the beach grass.
On the way back we stopped at a beautiful little Catholic cemetery.
Back in The City.