The Boston hotel which is hosting the 2009 AEJMC convention is connected to a mall. I saw a site when I walked into the mall the other night that gave me pause -- the St. Francis Chapel.
Regular readers of this blog know that I am Catholic, but what most people likely won't know is that I attended St. Francis High School in La Canada, California.
So, knowing those two pieces of information you can probably guess that the site of a chapel bearing the name St. Francis was more than enjoyable for me. I took the extra step of walking in today, but I didn't walk in. I was carrying a bottled soft drink and the request for no food or drink in the chapel was something I couldn't ignore.
Now, that doesn't mean I might not be heading over later today or tomorrow. Sometimes a sign of peace can come from the most unusual places.