Signs Everywhere

by | May 8, 2013 | Marriage Prep

Signs Everywhere

The Japanese flight from San Francisco to Tokyo was very comfortable. We had four seats for the two of us. The meals were abundant and delicious. It was interesting to see all the signs in Japanese.

Upon arriving we were greeted at the gate by Father Onyema who introduced us to the outgoing General and the incoming one! Our heads were spinning as Father drove us (on the left side of the road) to the Air Force Base. The coast line seems to be crowded: casinos, hotels, but also palm trees, magnolias (or so it seemed in the dark). The US Navy has several bases there too. Signs in Japanese only everywhere! It seemed unreal.

A nice big fruit basket welcomed us in our Air Force Inn one bedroom apartment. Program for tomorrow: visit of the chapel, tour of the island in a 4 seat Cesna! Yeah! Welcome to the tropics!


Journey to a Distant Land and Celestial View

Christine Meert

I was born and raised in Burgundy, France. Good wine and good food reign, but the the region is also deeply rooted in Christianity. The number of beautiful roman churches and chapels is amazing. I am number four of five kids: three girls and two boys. I was raised in a practicing Catholic family. I married Christian in 1977 in Burgundy in an 11th century church. We have five beautiful daughters. Two of them still live in France and three are in the US with us. Our two eldest daughters are married, one in Denver, one in France, and each have five children so far. Our third daughter is currently expecting her first baby. After fifteen years in the Catholic Community of the Beatitudes, we dedicated ourselves to the ministry towards the engaged. We have been the Directors of the Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Colorado Springs since 2005. We became American citizens in 2010 and now have dual citizenship: French and American. I love to take pictures and to scrapbook, I love drawing and crafts (salt-dough is my best!), hiking and gardening. I am the computer geek for our organization.

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