it was clear Sr. Mary Catherine had been in the communion wine again…

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reason #2,342,004 why Catholics are cooler…

... we can laugh at ourselves. I've always been a playful papist... which is a good thing because it's effective medicine. Thank you Lord for the grace to laugh in the face of adversity. … [Read more...]

“All great works of art are an epiphany of God” …

... Had it not been for art I would not be a Catholic. It was in the halls of the Chrysler Museum that God's existence was reinforced in my heart at a very young age. These private revelations and faith filled manifestations were not fostered in the typically aesthetic austere environment of modern churches. There was no sermon in my youth that could have possibly verbalized the Mysteries of Christ more articulately than great works of art. Rubens, Descent From the CrossOur Holy Father speaks … [Read more...]

nun gazing…

photo taken by Martin Doan in Rome 2000. … [Read more...]

get well gifts…

... Thank you for the beautiful flowers...... and the particularly grizzly and macabre cake. I love them both. … [Read more...]

tipping… it aint just for cows…

... so I was at the pharmacy today spending my grocery money on my new myriad of perscriptions; my heart cocktail which replaces my usual evening one now, when as I was getting back in my car the driver side exterior paneling popped off and landed at my feet. There I stood laughing in the rain with my bagful of meds looking deranged. Such is my life. Then it occurred to me... if people will shell out a tuppence for bird seed surely my kindly readers will donate to me, a single mother and … [Read more...]

the heart is the only broken instrument that works…

... first let me start off by thanking every one for their kind emails, phone calls, prayer requests and genuine concern for my well being. I was deeply touched by the out pouring. Thank you all tremendously. I am recovering at home for the time being and taking it easy the next few days. Over the past week I had been experiencing chest pains which I dismissed as heart burn. The pain got progressively worse and I continued to ignore it; stupidly. I figured I was too young for any serious heart … [Read more...]

the paypal donation button was a successful endeavor…

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wisdom…

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."Ernest Hemingway … [Read more...]