Wilma of Simply Beautiful is a devotee of Padre Pio and she hosts the First Saturday Novena to him at her home every month. I join the group as often as I can but not as much as I want.
This time there were additional friends who came and whom I’ve not met before. Martha was with our group when we went for the Way of the Cross last year in Indiana and it’s my first time meeting Becky.
It is always nice meeting new friends, they add new perspective to conversations and the party gets merrier. As usual, we all converge around the food in the dining room before and after prayers.
It was also a warm day which has been long overdue so some members of the group stayed and attended the Saturday mass and lingered over dinner.