Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
This whole day was a joyous event
with this loving couple
their families and friends
and many young folks from the couple's "past life" as Boy Scout and youth leaders
Saturday, August 11, 2012
it's been a hectic week; after being in La Ferte sous Jouarre for Xavier's wedding we returned to Paris to continue our visit....we visited Notre Dame, braving the long lines to go inside -and pray- for all our intentions, especially for our sick friends...
We were not far from the Sacre Couer and that was another highlight for Aura....
On Tuesday 7th we made a day trip to Versailles to the New Weds, Xavier & Virginie
On Thursday we left for Lyon. a city we enjoyed immensely because it was less overwhelming than Paris and the area between the two rivers, Rhone and Saone, was very elegant -I love rivers
We took a short cruise up the Saone on Thursday evening...wonderful
Friday we took the bus tour and l'Open Tour as they say in French....stunning was the ride to the top of the Fourviere[?] Hill where stands the stunning Notre Dame...the old part of Lyon, founded by the Romans...Later with Xavier I remembered that St Irenaeus was one of the first bishops of Lyon....a wonderful preacher and teacher, a holy man....who pronounced the wonderful phrase -taken up again by Fr John Power in his books- "The Glory of God is man fully alive" [Gloria Dei homo vivens]