Last weekend was the Knights of Columbus State Convention. Brett had meetings, but there wasn’t anything for me to do most of the day Saturday, so I went to the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Unfortunately, when I arrived at the Museum at 9am, I found out it didn’t open until 11, so I took a walk around Eden Park. I found a quiet place to sit and prayed the Office of Readings, then I walked around and looked and took pictures.
The Museum was lovely. I took some pictures, but I wish I had taken the real camera instead of just my phone.
Taking pictures of temporary exhibits is prohibited, so I couldn’t photograph my favorite part: the Henry Ossawa Tanner exhibit. Tanner was an African-American artist in the late 19th century. He had been a landscape painter, but after a life-changing trip to the Holy Land, he painted mostly religious scenes.
I ate in the Museum Café. Here’s what I had:
It was delicious. Here’s what it looked like after:
The melon was a little “passed” so I just ate the pineapple out of the fruit cup. Then I just got full.
Sunday we attended Mass at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Despite living in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for several years, I’d never been there. I loved the mosaic and the Stations of the Cross.
— 7 —
Sunday afternoon, we were privileged to go to the cemetery where a friend’s parents are buried and place a flag on the grave of his father, who was a World War II vet. Brett texted our friend a photo of the flag there, but he didn’t hear back from him right off. Tuesday evening when we saw this friend, he tried to thank us, but he got choked up. On the second try he was able to tell us how much it meant to him. What a moving experience!
For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!