Thursday, October 11, 2012
Ate breakfast and checked out of the Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee (it's a "vintage" property from the 1930s that has been painstakingly updated to maintain many of its period features) in time to get back to the All Saints Cathedral/Diocese of Milwaukee complex at which the offices of The Living Church are housed. Today was the annual meeting of the larger group--the Foundation. This is the body that takes counsel for the "big picture," helping develop and refine mission and vision, while the Board of Director's looks after strategy, and staff handles tactics. It was a stimulating day. It was my privilege to deliver the homily at a Requiem Mass before lunch. We concluded our business around 4pm, and I immediately hit the road, which put me back in Springfield right at 9:00. Grateful for safe (and healthy!) travel.