Monday, May 23, 2005

Washington Interlude

I had a nice trip down here today on a 6 am train from NY. I am here for some meetings to plan the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Paulists in 2008. I am here in the house where I spent 6 years studying philosophy and theology and, despite some renovations, so much of this building speaks volumes to me about life many years ago in a Catholic seminary during the years of Vatican II. Now we have crossed the century mark and a whole new and different world has come into being, beginning with the machine on which I am now writing this. I continue to marvel at what we have lived to see.