(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!