Should have posted this yesterday

Watch and you'll understand...Into the Oneby mavocation(H/T The Deac) … [Read more...]

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"I come from a long line of depressed Germans…"

I was going to hang on to this piece and save it for an upcoming post on Vocations, but I was so charmed by the sisters being interviewed, here, that I am going to do a "little" Vocations piece, today. This is H/T Deacon Greg:"The [Monastic Dominican Nuns] didn't want to come to Hollywood," Sister Mary Pia says with a smile. "That was the funny thing. They didn't want any kind of worldly association."But as it turned out, Hollywood - even back in the '30s, before most of the studios and … [Read more...]

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Father's Day is Coming!

My birth father was easy to buy for; books, paints (he was a very amateur, and messy artist).My Father in Law, whom I adore, is the most difficult man in the world to buy anything for. Clothes? He wears the same things all the time, so whatever I buy him ends up in my husband's closet. Books? He's not into them. Hobby Kits? Enough with that, please. I knew we were done with those when we gave him a kit to build a ship in a bottle and...it ended up in my husband's closet.But last year, … [Read more...]

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Coffee Wedding Favors?

Hey, why not?I just got three sweet emails from readers saying generous things about the blog (thanks, guys, I appreciate it) and one funny email from someone who attended a wedding reception where the favors were various sample packs of Mystic Monk Coffee! Apparently there was much hoarding by some guests, and serious trading between caffeine/decaf guests and those who wanted the flavored coffees.I keep telling you The Monks make some great Coffee. I'd never thought of a party favor, … [Read more...]

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I need an Oratory!

Okay, I don't need an Oratory.But I need one.Nicely doneOrthodox Prayer Corner My Oratory will not be so elaborateMy husband, who is a very fine woodworker when he has time to indulge the hobby, has already been assigned the task of building me a prie-Dieu. I'm not expecting it any time soon, but I know eventually he'll make something beautiful.In the meantime, I am re-doing an old escritoire; hopefully most of my icons will fit on the shelves, and the writing-desk part will be for a … [Read more...]

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May 3; World Day of Prayer for Vocations & the Habit

The Benedictine Suscipe; "Accept me Lord, as Thou hast promised, and I shall truly live" A Benedictine of Mary makes her First ProfessionI want to invite all the People of God to reflect on the theme: Faith in the divine initiative - the human response. The exhortation of Jesus to his disciples: "Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38) has a constant resonance in the Church. Pray! The urgent call of the Lord stresses that prayer for vocations … [Read more...]

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas – UPDATED

Yes, I know, you don't want to think about Mother's Day just yet, but as the ranking Daughter-in-Law around here, I must think about it now, or before I know it, I'll get stuck cooking for 25 people, most of them named Joe, Joey or Joseph, Salvatore, Sal or Sally. And those are just the boys.So, Mother's Day is coming and money is a little tighter this year than last year, and chances are the $125 an-ounce perfume you gave your mother last year is still on her dresser, not even half-used, … [Read more...]

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Catholicism; a small appreciation

We all know the story of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine who prayed for him, for years, to finally be turned to Christ.Last weekend I picked this CD up from church - Fr. Isaac Mary Relyea talking about how the prayers of his own mother led him out of a terrible life (he was a streetfighter and a union thug) and into the priesthood.I have to admit, I was a little put-off at first by his accent. Fr. John Corapi, the charismatic "hard-ass" of a priest is a tremendous-but-gruff speaker, … [Read more...]

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Heather & Kim and more – UPDATED

Got an update on Heather, the young pregnant woman who was diagnosed with cancer after learning of her pregnancy. On April 1 we learned that Heather had experienced something of a miraculous healing:The technicians opened her mouth to position the equipment relative to the tumor. Only…this time…there was nothing there. No tumor. No cancer. Nothing anywhere on her tongue, jaw, throat, mouth…nothing. The only evidence that she ever had that cancer was a small cancerous patch on her lymphnode whi … [Read more...]

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New York; We have a Pastor in Tim Dolan!

Yes, he is larger-than-life; gregarious, accessible, open, friendly, warm, charming, engaging...Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan is all those things.Dolan kisses his crosier, signaling his acceptance of the Shepherd's burdenBut as he showed us in his barnburner of a homily just now, Dolan is afire with the love of Christ. When the time for jokes and camaraderie has past, he speaks of Christ and his spouse the Church with a direct, steely-eyed mien, and he shows himself as fearsome, fervent … [Read more...]

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