A great first day all around. The office I'm working in is much larger than I had anticipated. Everyone was exceedingly friendly and I was given a bigger tour of the building, itself.
I told my friend that it's like walking around in a museum of religious art. Every floor is full of the most beautiful statues, paintings, stained glass and icons that you can imagine. And the view from some of the rooms? Shoot, man... I'm ridiculously giddy. The only thing that would've made me happier would've been had I smacked into the Archbishop. God was good, though. I don't think He wanted me to die of complete euphoria until at least a month or two in...
Oh man, though - there's a beautiful little chapel on one of the floors that has some really incredible stained glass. In it are the same Blessed Mother / St. Joseph w. Jesus statues that reside in St. Rita's. I was so happy to see them because those are among my favorite renditions.
And though there isn't technically Adoration, I can easily slip away for a few moments during lunch to drop in and say "Hello" (like I did today). I was so excited to be able to do that at the Adoration chapel at St. Rita's, but now I don't even need to leave the building!!! How cool is that???
Oh my goodness... I realize some of you are probably rolling your eyes at me right now, and you're right - feel free. I completely agree that I'm nerding out and having a mini "fan-girl" moment here, but can you imagine? I get to work for Jesus' representatives doing stuff that directly helps His Church and all while He's UPSTAIRS (and we're not just talking "Heaven" upstairs... He's seriously a few floors up)!
It just doesn't get any better. <3 Please say a prayer of thanks for me tonight! He really is so good! Better than good... He's awesome - in the fullest sense of the word. <3