|Litija prayers during Great Vespers|
|Burial Shroud surrounded by blessed flowers|
|Pausing for prayer before Fr. Rich's talk|
|"Frozen T-shirt" icebreaker|
Sr. Celeste's chicken paprikas was a hit again this year, and sold out quickly!
I learned during the pilgrimage, as God patiently teaches me over and over again, that I will not be in control, no matter how well I plan out my portion of an event. It is He alone who knows how to bring life, breathing His Holy Spirit into the very midst of our actions and conversations. But we can participate in His life-giving action--in the renewal of creation--by following the example of the Mother of God, for, "Today she places her all-pure soul into the hands of her Son. With her, the universe is filled with joy, and the grace of salvation is given to us" (A hymn at the Litija).