Our last day in New York City — wow — it has gone so quickly! Thanks in particular to Susan our wonderful host at our apartment, and to Father Berto of the Church of the Intercession for his hospitality.
I again attended the Church of the Intercession for 10am Mass and was given an opportunity to introduce myself and speak about some of my scholarship goals and interests. This led to a number of interesting chats afterwards; people seeking more information as to how they were able to contribute to a more sustainable way of living as church.
The New “green” Monastery built by the Community of the Holy Spirit was fantastic today and gave a really good insight into how re-thinking of theology can lead to a practical re-thinking of buildings and way of living in a monastic setting. The building included many energy saving ideas such as solar and natural lighting and was built using recycled, sustainably produced and/or local products.
Packing to be done, so must be brief tonight. We head to D.C. on the Amtrak tomorrow morning. May God’s peace be with you all. Love from Chris and Julia.