Time in St. Louis means time with as many of our dear friends as possible. Time with Fr. Tom and his mom was a full day packed with all kinds of exciting visits.
Old and young they all love Mrs. Keller.
The funny thing is that as we toured this extremely beautiful building others thought we were an official tour group (I guess because of our size, Fr. Authority and the fact that his mom was an official tour guide for years.). Our group grew and grew as we walked along.
Bear and sugar are recreated a picture, I just need to locate the old one.
Gotta get the St. Louis "cake" pictures before they disappear.
Wait another cake . . . we visited the old St. Ferdinand Shrine and Historical site.Fr. Tom helps run this place and took the kids on their own private tour. We started with ringing the bells. The neat thing is that in about 5 minutes a neighbor came by to check on the shrine and make sure that it wasn't being attacked or vandalized. I apologized for the noise and he said that is was awesome to hear the church bells ringing the neighborhood again.
Saint Rose Phillipine Duchesne lived here, taught here and then after other adventures eventually died here. Twin Beautiful has the middle name of Rose in honor of this holy woman. We had toured this place two and half years ago before finding out that I was pregnant with the twins. I remember praying for all my children and for whatever was causing me to feel so during that trip. Later we discover that it was baby related and wanted to use the name Rose.
I love touching history. Here is the history of our faith in way in which we can see it, touch it, and relate to it.
Day ends with a visit to an Italy Buddy of the kids. I am told we made Rosemary's day. She was thrilled to see the J and his family but not so happy with Fr. K. When he was transferred she took it personally. Maybe our visit helped mend her feelings.