I like spring because my birthday is in April, Easter is my favorite holiday, and the world comes back to life. This spring has been especially joyful and renewing for me because of the especially long, gray winter that we survived here in Munich.
This week we have started our summer semester at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. Back into action! In the week before, the students at the Collegium Oecumenicum (about 35 of 50 residents) traveled on our study trip to the Bodensee. Bodensee is the lake situated on the border of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We spent time in all three countries, exploring nice towns and harbors in this beautiful region of the country. Here are pictures and notes about all that we did and saw.
I celebrated Easter this year at the Collegium Oecumenicum in a way I never have before. Three of us planned an Osterwach – an Easter Vigil – the whole night leading up to Easter morning, to which we invited our student residence. Quite a few folks joined us at the beginning of the vigil, but by the end, only we three remained.