Is Fall finally here? If you live in Arkansas or thereabouts you know what it is like to have to cover your Impatiens every afternoon to keep the hot sun from scorching them– even in October!–while “impatiently” awaiting a cool break in the weather. Our bright orange Cosmos are just about dried up, at least the ones planted early. Although Fall colors have not yet begun here in central Arkansas, last night the temps went down to the high 40’s, and may be tonight, also! Perhaps Autumn is upon us, and we are ready!
Yes, it’s been too long since you’ve seen a new post from us. So sorry to not have something up for our Holy Mother St. Teresa’s feast day, but time is not our own in religious life, and sometimes in other walks of life, too. Other priorities often must come first. We did have a most beautiful celebration, though, at Mass and throughout the day here in the Carmel named after her, Carmel of St. Teresa of Jesus. We prayed for all of you and for our novena petitions, and hope the graces you received helped you and blessed you abundantly!
On a more serious note, we have been keeping up with the news during the recent FIRES in California. And our prayers have been really going up (no pun) for them. Our sorrow for the loss of lives and homes, etc. is heartfelt and we share in the shock with the rest of the US that it has been so catastrophic. Have mercy on us, O Lord.
As usual, enjoy some recent moments here in “these parts” at the end of 32nd Street: