As I arrived at my office this morning, a palm tree was being brought down. So many palms suffered tremendously from our “Ash Wednesday” freeze, here in San Antonio. I suppose many of the most hardy have survived. I know this tree, surrounded by the asphalt of our office parking lot, must be quite old. Most likely, it was planted when the Motherhouse was built in 1900, or shortly thereafter. I know nothing about palm trees .. their life expectancy in unpredictable climates, what can sabotage them, to what diseases are they susceptible … so my thoughts this morning are really about life and death, and the mystery of both.
Music video performance by Whitworth choir members.
Jay Cormier, “Give Us This Day”
Today, March 19, is the Feast of St. Joseph. Pope Francis has named this year, a year to honor St. Joseph.
Thank you for keeping the needs of our CHRISTUS associates in your prayers.