Friday, May 22, 2009
I totally forgot what I was going to blog about today. I think it had something to do with the first reading, from Acts. It's one of those places where Roman history intersects with the Bible in a way that allows us to actually date the event in Paul's life. In this case, it was Gallio's term in Achaia that we can date to roughly 51 AD. Gallio, younger brother of the philosopher Seneca (Gallio was adopted, hence the different name) hated Achaia and seems to have taken the first ship out of the province once the weather permitted travel, probably late spring of 52.
Meanwhile, in 2009, I had a great day, running around Chicago with my sister Mary and her twenty-one-year old daughter, Meaghan. Both agreed that Chicago, lovely as it is, is way too cold for human habitation.
I really wish I could remember what it was that I wanted to say, though!
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 8:41 PM