Friday, June 08, 2012

take you higher

can I take you, take you higher?
can I take you, take you higher?  (Goodwill & Hook N Sling - Take You Higher, 2011)
this song is a sampling of Angus & Julia Stone's Big Jet Plane.  today, and for the next 10 days, i'm applying it to the Mystery of the Eucharist, and all things IEC2012.  the final coundown is over, and we are leaving today, returning June 18th.  see you soon.

be on the look out for updates.

interesting facts:
  • we are staying here, Ballsbridge Hotel
  • near the US Embassy
  • minutes away from RDS (daily activities for IEC2012)
  • minutes away from Trinity College (home to the Book of Kells - 9th Century manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (prepared calfskin), in a bold and expert version of the script known as "insular majuscule")
  • 12 minutes from the Guinness Storehouse
  • 11 minutes from Croke Park, location of Statio Orbis, Closing Mass with Cardinal Ouellet
  • (see list of speakers here, and main program here)
  • upon arriving (Saturday, June 9th, 2012), we will celebrate mass here
  • we are 26 pilgrims from the Archdiocese, joining 15000 pilgrims for the week
  • on Tuesday, the film the French Connection will be shown:  "Some Irish immigrants to Canada in the last century, moved straight from speaking Irish to speaking French and have never spoken English. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is one of the more famous descendants of this Quebec emigration."  i mention this since one of our 26 pilgrims will be introducing the film to those gathered, because of his own personal connection, family history, to this story!
  • Thursday, June 14, our hotel is host to all Canadians (almost 1000)
  • check out streetview, ... you'll notice a Starbucks down the street! :)
  • and finally, looks like there is an issue with streetview, traffic is on the wrong side

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