We're in our "new" convent in New York: the sisters moved just two weeks ago from the huge convent by the ferry to a convent that is better situated for our community. It's a nice old place, well designed for community needs, and closer to the other Pauline congregations on Staten Island. Since there's not enough room for our whole concert crew here, though (not even with air mattresses!), six of us are staying with the Sisters of the Divine Master (the second women's congregation of the Pauline Family).
Today being the Feast of Blessed James Alberione, our Founder, we had a special Mass with the Society of St. Paul before coming over here for our practice sessions in the newly refurbished old basement. I'm going to miss part of the afternoon practice in order to get to a doctor (with a very badly timed sinus infection!)... Amazingly, I was able to cantor for yesterday's Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral!
I'm sharing this computer in a community office with four workstations and a waiting line of singers, so I must be quick even though there is lots to share. Pray for us and those we will encounter during this two-week concert tour!