Sr. Barabara: U.S. to Horrem to Rome

(Don’t know why Sr. Barbara Reynolds, SDS is in Horrem? Check out previous post.)

It is now Sunday, July 9.  My time in Horrem is coming to an end.  This afternoon I will travel to Rome for the meeting of the Mother Mary Study Group.  Before I close my suitcase, I wanted to share with you a few notes on my German class.

When I arrived in Horrem, Germany a week ago, it was very pleasant, not too warm in the days and pleasantly cool in the evening.  The days here are long with sunrise near 5:30 a.m. and sunset around 9:45 p.m.

My teacher/mentor for German was Christa Jacobs, a retired teacher and a good friend of the Sisters.  She is a creative teacher, and found ways to integrate German into everything we did.  Usually we met in a small meeting room with a table, using a textbook, and working through various exercises in grammar.  But we also took the textbook with us on any outings, including a day trip to Bonn.  From Bonn, we took a train up the mountain to a very nice place overlooking the Rhine River.  There in a beer garden we continued our lessons as you can see in the second photo.

This evening, I will fly to Rome, where it will be about 10 degrees warmer, and the days slightly shorter.

Auf wiedersehen Horrem, ciao Roma!

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