vestment week is my favorite…

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PUPPETS…

... who in the flying hell decided "Hey, I know what makes a great teaching tool... Jesus puppets! Yeah, that's it". I must have missed the memo about puppets, Sacrosanctum Absurdiam. Everything that comes from the Spirit of Vat II is in there... at least that is what Fr. Sticha informs me. Not only am I going to be home schooling the The Boy on matters of faith, in lieu of my church's formation program... I am will not be using the books they provided. No offense to those who use the Sadlier … [Read more...]

well, I know I made the right decision…

... yesterday evening I went by the faith formation school of my church to pick up The Boy's material and books (paid for by your donations, by the way) so I can teach him at home in preparation for his First Holy Communion. Don't know if you remember but I went back and forth on this for some time; blogged about it here. The compromise became home schooling. So there I was walking through the building making my way past the class rooms to the office. I decided to take a peek and see what my son … [Read more...]

oh, I am in for some trouble…

... conversations with The Boy.You know how you can ask a kid how their day was and the reply is always the same, "fine". Better yet, ask what did you do today and what did you learn... "nothing". So I try to ask open ended question at the dinner table to spark conversation with my son. I will ask what part of his day was the most fun, who is the funniest kid in the class, the fastest runner... you get the idea. Here is a snippet of tonight's topic of discussion with a six year old... … [Read more...]

tonsure, biretta, vestments oh my…

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looks like it’s an East v. West show down …

... for the title of snazziest vestments. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow submitted by John, Ad Orientem. … [Read more...]

from your donations…

... I was able to purchase my stethoscope and pressure cuff, a pair of nursing shoes, 2 sets of scrubs, The Boy's Wolf Scout uniform and a three month supply of my heart medication. I thank you sincerely for your generosity. Your donations helped with my immediate needs and for that I am abundantly grateful.Now, wasn't that more fulfilling than helping a faceless charity that will inundate you with junk mail and you are uncertain what portion of your funds actually makes it to the deserving … [Read more...]

Orthodox vestments for vestment week…

... because it's not just Romans that got style. Athonite priest vestmentBrocade priest vestmentvestments from Krista West Vestments. … [Read more...]

a reader’s submission for vestment week…

Mission San Jose, Ca photographed by Elizabeth. … [Read more...]


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