We had a lunch date with Sister Aline today at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center which also has a new French-trained chef for their dining hall. Wayne had the stuffed pork and a piece of blueberry cake and I enjoyed stir-fried veggies, rice, roasted acorn squash and steamed asparagus. Most importantly we got to visit with Sister Aline whom I hadn’t seen since our wedding. Despite the cold temps and blustery winds gusting over 40 mph I had to take a quick walk to the beach!
Wayne and I visited St. Martin’s in the Field in Biddeford Pool for the 11:00 a.m. service. Although we have never been to the chapel I have been to the area many times before because it’s in the same neighborhood as The Marie Joseph Spiritual Center. The church is literally in a field (which is a golf course on one side) as the name denotes. Like all of the others we have visited, it is charming, welcoming and has beautiful stained glass that you MUST see! The sermon by Rev. Dina van Klaveren (pictured above) was very inspiring. Continue reading “Maine Episcopal Summer Chapel Tour: St. Martin’s in the Field, Biddeford Pool”
St. Philips by the Sea was on our original itinerary for a visit today, but I had crossed it off a few weeks ago after our unexpected experience. St. Philips doesn’t have a website nor a contact phone number, and its location, Fortunes Rocks, is on a public road but much of the rest of it is private and a part of an exclusive association. I was apprehensive thinking we shouldn’t go without being able to ensure we wouldn’t be intruding somehow. All we knew from the Diocese website was that services are at 9:30. At the last minute, as in this morning, instead of taking a week off from the tour, I decided I wanted to give St. Philips a chance. Continue reading “Maine Episcopal Summer Chapel Tour: St. Philips by the Sea, Fortunes Rocks, Biddeford”
Wayne and I had luncheon with Sister Aline yesterday at The Marie Joseph Spiritual Center. I had met with Sister Aline monthly for non-denominational counseling for almost two years, and my last session was in January. It was not long after then that I gravitated toward the Episcopalian Church and got baptized and confirmed. However, Sister Aline and the center will always be dear to me.
(Originally published 11/13/14 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.)I visited the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center today and had a beautiful time. They offer retreats and spiritual services to the public and welcome all faiths. It’s worth a visit if you come to Maine and want guided spiritual replenishment. Continue reading “Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, Biddeford Pool, Maine”
(Originally published 10/13/2015 on my old blog, Outdated By Design.)
Continue reading “Misty Morning at The Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, Biddeford Pool, Maine”