At the beginning of the month, I decided to go back to being a vegetarian (at least until Easter 2018, and then we'll see). So I sampled the great veggie-burgers that Br. Josép grilled for me and himself. It felt very satisfying.
I have decided to do it for a variety of reasons: out of concern for how eating animals consumes such a large part of our agricultural and ecological resources, out of concern for our fellow sentient beings who are mostly mistreated in the way we produce meat, out of concern for my general health.
I once was a strict vegetarian several years ago. The only thing I didn't like about it was the extra effort I put other people to for providing me with vegetarian food when I was entertained. This time around, I will adapt to what my hosts are eating when I am invited somewhere. Otherwise, I will be able to benefit from the fact that there is always a vegetarian option available in our refectory.
|A beautiful table at the NY Diocesan Office|
|From left to right, Br. Robert, Bp. Dietsche, Sr. Shane, CMA, Yours Truly, Bp. Shin, Sr. Anne, SSM, Esslie Hughes, Diocesan CFO, Br. John Henry, BSG, Sr. Faith Margaret, CHS and Sr. Carole Bernice, CHS|
|Beautiful flower arrangements that graced our table|
|Our Lady looks right pleased with the offering|
The present Associates celebrated Holy Cross Day with us on Thursday. Br. Robert James preached a great sermon. And our cook prepared a lovely feast. In the afternoon, Brothers and Guests mixed during a pre-Vespers "wine and cheese" event.