San Fran day 3 – Dec 9

The worship is absolutely beautiful here – transcendent. Taize chants were used effectively and delicately during the preparation of the gifts and during the communion.  All gathered around the altar – all were welcomed. There is something of God here which is different somehow, somehow more subtle, something that edges in, seeps in to your bones, your breath,Continue reading “San Fran day 3 – Dec 9”

San Francisco day 2 – Dec 8

Hi all – sorry been a few days until I could get back to the computer. Yesterday was a day of travelling (mostly) – Amtrak bus/train from L.A. to San Francisco.  Great way to see the country.  Met a lovely Amtrak worker in the dining car who was so lovely and chatty.  Also met aContinue reading “San Francisco day 2 – Dec 8”

L.A. day 2 – Dec 5 – Advent 2

It was a blessed day for us in L.A. – we were (mostly) over jet-lag and the world seemed a better place 🙂 to begin with, but then… things just worked… God is good! After nearly loosing it the day before trying to figure out L.A. buses (jet-lagged!), we decided to “holiday” with a rentalContinue reading “L.A. day 2 – Dec 5 – Advent 2”

Canberra-Sydney-Los Angeles!

–Julia and I are here safe and sound in L.A., the City of Angels– Angels abounded on our trip here – wonderful people in customs/immigration and a lovely encounter with a lady from Mexico on her way home after 9 months working on an Australian-ported cruise ship. My environmental heart was ticking from the momentContinue reading “Canberra-Sydney-Los Angeles!”

United States Trip

Chris and Julia travel to the United States from 4 December 2010 to 17 January 2011. Chris is a St Mark’s Beatrice Robinson Joint-Scholar during this time, and will be researching sustainable parish communities and projects, as well as looking at monastic spirituality, and political movements regarding environmental and social justice causes.