A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Patty Cadena, a catechetical leader from the Diocese of Oakland, CA, telling me that she and her husband would be vacationing in the Chicago area. She said she uses my books in her RCIA and asked if there was a chance that we could meet if she visited Loyola Press. Luckily, my schedule had me in Chicago all week so I told her they could stop by and that I would give them a tour of the Press and then take them out to lunch.
We arranged for Tuesday, June 25 at noon. Lo and behold, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup the night before so we, at Loyola Press, decided to have a lunchtime celebration on Tuesday, June 25 at noon! When Patty and her husband Dave arrived, I told them of the happy circumstances and asked them if they wouldn’t mind joining our celebration and enjoying some pizza after the tour instead of going out and they were happy to do so. We had a wonderful visit and talked about everything from RCIA to the NHL!
Thanks for visiting Patty and Dave and safe travels!