Between September 2018 and January 2019, I visited all 21 of the California Missions. In each, I spent a some time in prayer and then spent time taking pictures. As I develop my page of "Virtual Pilgrimages," the Missions will be my first subject. If you are not from California or are not aware of the Colonial Mission System, you can read more about them on Wikipedia. Here is a foretaste of what is to come...
Mission Santa Cruz
The Joyful Friar
These are the everyday musings and reflections from the life of Father Bart Hutcherson, OP, a Catholic Priest and Dominican Friar from the Western United States. I toyed with the idea of using the title "Ordinary Time" for this blog, but was afraid that people might be looking for deep liturgical reflections under that title. Nothing so sublime here - just the day-to-day. My friend, Carrie Rehak, suggested the title "The Everyday Mysteries." I love it. it captures my understanding of the everyday. God makes himself known in the everyday. I hope he reveals himself in some of these reflections too.