News from St. Francis 1/1 – 1/8/17

From the Christmas Eve sermon. . .

A rock resides in one of the magnificent stained glass windows in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It isn’t your normal run-of-the-mill mineral deposit that fences the property lines of the Connecticut landscape or one that you use to skip along the water’s surface during a moment of lakeside reverie. This rock is from the moon. A moon rock that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins delivered from the Sea of Tranquility during a ceremony at the Cathedral in 1974. The Space Window is what they call it. Literally, a little piece of the heavens embedded in the earth.

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