Did She Remember?

It is the 26th of March 2017.  The 4th Sunday of Lent and the day after the celebration of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – the day when the Church recognizes the angel coming to Mary and telling her that she would bring Jesus – the Son of God the Father – the Messiah – the Christ – into the world.

In Lent, we turn our eyes to the coming Crucifixion.  For six weeks, Continue reading

Coffee is the Best Reward?

I was recently travelling and stayed in a hotel.  My typical routine in a hotel is to get up early, get a cup of coffee, and have my time of morning prayer.  On this, my most recent hotel stay, the paper cup had a message printed on its side.  “Coffee is the Best Reward.”

To say it was a bit of a collision between priorities is an understatement.  Continue reading

Old and Grey

In case you have not already heard – retirement can be a real shock to your system.  There is a lot that goes into that reality.  Probably most important among the factors is that we, as a society, tend to identify ourselves with our work.  When introduced to somebody new the most common first question is, “So, what do you do for a living…?”  Our work becomes Continue reading

Facing the Wind

Windy PilgrimMost people who are facing as strong of a headwind as the man of this statue would turn around, quit, go inside and wait, or do just about anything but keep walking into the wind.  Not having to face the wind is a luxury of  Continue reading

Break Bread with a Stranger

dsc00318Will you break bread with somebody different than you?

Eating is a major part of life.  This is not about the food itself.  It does not matter if it is a simple meal from a fast food place or dining in fine restaurants.  It does not matter if one has made sandwiches or had a massive cookout.  The question is Continue reading