Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Church! :)

One the eve of Pentecost Sunday, after attending the Vigil Mass, heavy grey clouds suddenly accumulated in the sky, strong winds started to blow, and rain began to fall. What had been a mostly sunny day was rapidly changing into a dark and very wet evening. The sky was so ominous, it looked like it might rain for hours - but then, just fifteen minutes later, it stopped! The sun broke through the far end of the clouds, and we had a beautiful view of a double rainbow!

Trust the Holy Spirit to arrange something dramatic and beautiful like that on the Church's birthday! :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Msgr. William Kerr, 1940 - 2009, RIP

Read Damian Thompson's article on Msgr. Kerr here (h/t Kathy Shaidle). Interesting account of how the Rosary protected one of Ted Bundy's intended victims from attack. Bundy also sought out Fr. Kerr for counselling before his execution.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Just Because...

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" by Mama Cass with the Mamas and the Papas

Archbishop Chaput on Notre Dame & President Obama

Archbishop Charles Chaput has written this statement about Fr. John Jenkin's invitation of President Obama to give the commencement address at Notre Dame's graduation ceremony this past Sunday. Archbishop Chaput also addresses Fr. Jenkin's introductory remarks, as well as Notre Dame's conferral of an honourary law degree on the President.

Here's a video link to President Obama's commencement address.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I've started writing a book about heaven. I hope that, unlike earlier writing projects, I will stick with this and come up with something publishable.

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's Official!

Seraphic Single and Benedict Ambrose have tied the knot! We wish the newly married couple much joy and happiness!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday Update

My blogging seems to be less and less frequent these days. Work has been very busy lately because of an event we're holding next Friday; consequently, I've been avoiding getting on the computer any more than I have to, since I spend most of my work time in front of a computer screen.

I also worked late almost every evening this week because I took Friday off to attend my friend's Mom's funeral. It was a beautiful funeral Mass for a lovely lady. I can still remember the first time I met her, in the sixth grade when my friend invited me over after school. Mrs. D. was very joyful and funny!

Today I look seriously bug-eyed. The unfortunate combination of allergies, a sleepless night, too much time on the computer, and weepiness from yesterday's funeral have resulted in a rather raccoon-like appearance. I must go douse my eyes in cold water.

Later this morning, I'm off to an art show at Todmorden Mills. My favourite Professor is part of the Don Valley Art Club and has invited me to attend this event as her guest. I'm looking forward to it!