Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God’s love commits me here
Ever this day, be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and guide
“If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?” A year? That’s too long to study for my feeble mind. And who’s going to take care of my lovely furry companion? Go away and miss Christmas with my family and friends? I have to think long and hard about this. The longest time I was away from my sanctuary was six months when I was searching for myself. After so many years of studying in colleges and universities, I don’t know if I can handle the stress of burning candles at both ends. I don’t know if I would be able to ace those final exams. As far as I can remember, those study days were brutal. To stay in the spirit of prompting, I will focus on the word “abroad”. In my lingo, that means travelling. I can incorporate the studying with travelling as a pilgrim on earth, a school of life. Now that sounds more palatable. I would like to study and learn how to paint an Icon. Icons are depicting of religious images. In my faith, it’s a spiritual work of art. Should I become so enamored with this subject, I want to become an Iconographer. As to where I can go abroad to take this course, Google is the best search engine for the Iconofile Resource Guide. There are two places that I am interested at: Versailles and Amsterdam. I think I will skip Amsterdam for I must keep my body, mind and spirit pure (meaning stay away from the red light district and smoking a joint or two). Versailles is a better choice for I was just there in October 2012 pilgrimage. And then I can learn how to speak French. Oui? As for Christmas, I can always stay at Espace Bernadette for a retreat, a silent retreat to be still and listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirits. Here is an Icon that I took a picture of at Lisieux, France. I could just lovingly gaze for an extended period at this Icon and be transported as if I were invited to sit with these Angels. I am always curious about what they are discussing. What do you think they are talking about?