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April 2015

I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the pearl
of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realize now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurrying
on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you

The Bright Field, R.S. Thomas

dean desk EasterSilence. Beauty. Absence. Quiet. Blossoms. Colors. Hopefulness. Joy.


Quiet yourself. Take a magnifying glass please first chance you get into a garden, a meadow, a greenhouse. Wherever you can, burst into a field of life that is emerging and be quiet. Look. Listen. Lift your breath and lift your eyes. Take notice of something beautiful and greet it. Take your magnifying glass and slowly look closer. Take note of the deep patterns that create such beauty. Give thanks. “Life is not hurrying on to a future or an imagined past. Eternity awaits you.


Please pray for our Pilgrims as they make their way to Wales. 18 adults will begin a 14 day journey beginning May 3 and returning May 12th
This prayerful time of discovery will include spiritual direction from author Esther deWaal and the pilgrim center at St. David’s Cathedral in Pembroke shire. You can follow Dean Pompa’s blog: A Pilgrims heart: Celtic Discovery  or by Liking the Cathedral’s Facebook page and looking for posts there.

Please join us in worship Sunday May 3rd at 10:30 A.M. and join in a prayerful blessing and sending of these pilgrims.

wales pilgrimage bardsey island cross

Celtic Cross on Bardsey Island, Wales


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