Thank you to all those who helped plan the successful day trip to The Cloisters on Friday. The altar servers who attended, along with a few parish guests had a interesting and fun time imagining life in the Middle Ages for a few moments.
Except for some heavy traffic heading toward the George Washington Bridge, the day ran smoothly and the weather was beautiful. Our servers impressed the museum's docent who conducted our tour with their manners and their knowledge of church history.
Before we headed home, we stopped off for a brief visit to St. Frances Cabrini Shrine nearby. We heard a brief history of her life, saw some of her personal effects and were blessed with a relic of Mother Cabrini. Of course, seeing her body lying in a glass casket under the altar (with replacement parts for head and hands, which are elsewhere) tended to keep everyone just a little quiet.