The journey through Lent has finally brought us to Palm Sunday. The 11 o’clock Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine started outside with our bishop, Felipe Estevez and the Cathedral clergy, Knights of Columbus, St. Augustine’s Royal Family, and a huge church-full of worshippers. The Passion was read well and the Cathedral choir did their best. Of course, the mighty Casavant organ was in top form. And wait, I almost forgot the Blessing of the Fleet that followed. Everything from tiny pleasure craft to shrimp boats to our own Black Raven faux pirate ship!
Coming up for me is Holy Week in Spain – Madrid, to be precise. Looking forward to processions, liturgies, and music. Also great museums, food, and a side trip (I hope) to Avila.