So, it’s time to tell about my trip to Steubenville, OH, to the Hahn house. Scott stayed at the conference, while his daughter Hannah and I drove ”home” in the middle of the night. We found the right way almost accidentally after having gotten lost, we arrived around 1 am. I was introduced to my room on the 3rd floor with nice wallpaper, very fitting for people whose most famous book is called Rome Sweet Home.
It was a beautiful house, and a big one, too, 4 floors in total counting the basement and the attic. I spent most of the day inside, sometimes alone in my room (especially when sleeping), other times with the children in the basement, doing magic tricks or talking about soccer. Actually I and Joseph (14) went on to play soccer and do some juggling outside with a local friend. When we came back I realised what a beautiful place the house was located in – what a view from the backyard!
The most important thing though was the visit to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, or rather the campus chapel where we all attended Noon Mass. Before that I and Jeremiah (17, now 18) visited the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, the one that sponsored me to the event at st. Vincent’s.
Before I left Kimberly Hahn was kind enough to play some piano, including her newest composition and Be Still My Soul, which is originally Finlandia by Jean Sibelius. Oh and I can’t forget to mention the hour (or two) I spent at the Scott Hahn library in the basement – the library has only about 40,000 books in it, and I hear Scott orders at least one more book every day! I also heard he’s read at least some parts of all the books. Crazy stuff. At this point I am missing some photos because of a memory card I forgot in the US, so I’ll skip 2 days and come back to them as soon as I get the card back (someone should send it to me). Here’s the library from the outside.