By Charlie Johnston
I thought you might enjoy this particular picture of the Stone Chapel of St. Catherine at Mt. Meeker. Notice our mascot sitting in the foreground. The photo is courtesy of Lisa Jenkins from Facebook.
I have had a very restful and peaceful week, in preparation for leaving tomorrow for another month and a half trip around the country. I went up to the cabin immediately after my presentation in Denver. I spent time working on the very important piece, “All In,” that I put up yesterday.
I loved the Denver presentation. It was great to see so many people come in from around the country – and great to see so many friends from around Denver. We had folks in from Florida, California, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Oregon – that I know of. So many of them visited Mt. Meeker while here that I put up the piece on the Shrine again below. There is a link that shows video of me playing my fanfare at the foot of the mountain before I went up into it for my final Novena completing the pilgrimage. (Yeah, I know I cracked a note). There is also a link to a great piece Channel 9 in Denver did on Mt. Meeker after the terrible flooding a few years ago. There’s something to be said for the occasional home field advantage. There was an older couple I had stayed with for almost a week right after my pilgrimage, before heading to my son’s house. Molly, the wife, told me a friend had spoken to her about me, asking what she thought, but not knowing we were friends. She said she chuckled and told the woman, “I knew Charlie before he was Charlie Johnston.” I howled with laughter. Good line.
I will put up a review of my West Coast visit with lots of pictures when I get a little down time during this latest journey.
Next week I will speak in Portland, Oregon and in Billings, Montana. Below are details of the visits and after that, a repeat on the story of the Shrine:
Portland, Oregon (Free Event)
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
6:30 pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet; 7:00 pm: Public talk
Multnomah Arts Center @ 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219
Contact Sister Marie Ursula at email@example.com
Billings, Montana (Free Event)
Friday, September 2, 2016
6:00 pm: Billings Elks Lodge, 934 Lewis Ave, Billings, MT (Esquire Room in lower level)
Contact Marti at firstname.lastname@example.org