Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Scenes from the big day

What a month it has been of preparations for the ordination of our new auxiliary bishop... in the words of Eliot, it was a "time for a hundred indecisions, and for a hundred visions and revisions...." What a great team we had and a day for the ecclesiastical history books!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Before the big day

Best way to prepare for a big event: dinner at Burgermaster followed by a visit to Molly Moon's and then the bookstore. Now we're ready.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hanging Pentecost banners

It's hot up here
A lot up here
And we're up here

Decoration Day

Calvary Cemetery has been decorated with 800 flags. Beautiful!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Poppy time-lapse

At the park

Sunset and wildflower photo ops at Jefferson Park last night!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beacon Hill wilderness

Out for my day-off constitutional, pondering how much our plumbing repairs will cost.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In the sacristy

There is never a shortage of reading material.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cathedral street art

At 9th and Madison.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At the Opera

The seats (which we were given, needless to say) are pretty amazing.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Today we went to Holy Names Academy to help with a reunion Mass.  Holy Names is one of those schools that is so awesome it is kind of intimidating.

There is a typo in the window with the seal of the Holy Names Sisters:

It's supposed to say "Ma force et ma gloire."

The view from the gallery:

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017


The new IKEA store is epic. I'm sure the Ark is in here somewhere.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A game of crazy eights

Father Steve has met his match.

A happy couple

There was even a miracle shaft of light in St Ignatius Chapel!

The wedding of the season

Congratulations to Jennifer and Matthew!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Rooms with a view

This afternoon we toured a new building that will provide permanent housing for about 75 homeless men and women. They are small studios with great windows and views.

Blessed Solanus

I am sure you saw the news... Sister Anne's great-uncle Solanus is going to be beatified! Little known fact: he said Mass at the Cathedral several times when he visited his Seattle relatives.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A perfect day

We got to take Zizi on an adventure today. We went on a nature walk.

Zizi in a pensive mood in her new pink glasses:

Exploring the forest the easy way:

Riding all the rides at Crossroads:

We ended the day with dinner and pie with K and D! Our pie had a book, pencil, St Cuthbert's Cross, and more on it!

A pretty perfect day.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Tommy and Hairy

A rare double-sighting.