Thursday, 13 March 2008

Cross of light greeted in darkness

The Cross & Icon’s day began at Kow Swamp in the darkness of the pre-dawn. A community of over 100 people were present to witness the rising of the sun gradually illuminating the sky and revealing a most picturesque location (despite it’s somewhat humble name!)

The photos tell most of the story from the morning’s liturgy, but what was really striking for me was the sense of peace and tranquillity was evident not only in the gift of creation around us, but in those who gathered. It seemed with each minute that passed the scenery changed and something previously invisible became visible to see. What a surprise to realise that we were only a few metres from a paddock of cows and a few hundred metres from the local piggery!

The Cross & Icon were then taken to Bendigo where a liturgy attended by primary and secondary school students took place, after which the symbols were taken to the Bendigo campus of Charles Sturt University. The day’s events ended with an outdoor mass at St Killian’s parish led by the vibrant and energetic young people of the community.

Bernadette :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernadette, Just letting you know it was La Trobe University in Bendigo, not Charles Sturt.

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