• Playmo Museum
  • Airline Alliance

Weekend 491.0

(1) Beautiful prose from Eamon Duffy in The Stripping of the Altars: “In this prayer the communicant greets Christ in the Sacrament as the ‘saving victim’ offered for them and for all humanity on the altar of the cross, and prays that the blood flowing from the side of the Crucified may wash away all […]

Weekend 490.0

(1) Becket’s bones return to Canterbury Cathedral (ACNS) (2) St Edmund Pennies by Peter E. Lewis (3) A quote from Tiny Churches by Dixe Wills: “It doesn’t help that he [Edwold] was not even the only saint in his family. His older brother St Edmund found greater fame as the East Anglican king who was […]

Night Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours

Divine Office is the official, formal prayer composed by the Church to pray throughout the day¹. Night Prayer is the office² prayed right before going to bed. The prayers are very accessible and can be said in 10 to 15 minutes. I use Night Prayer from the Catholic Book Publishing Corp. but there are videos […]

Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right

(1) Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah (Vatican News) (2) Economists Warn We Can’t Keep Ignoring the National Debt Forever (FEE)

January 1, 2021

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy,our life, our sweetness, and our hope.To you do we cry,poor banished children of Eve.To you do we send up our sighsmourning and weeping in this vale of tears.Turn then, O most gracious advocate,your eyes of mercy toward us,and after this, our exile,show unto us the blessed fruit of your […]

December 31, 2020

“At the end of the current age, the Lord will come and sit in judgement on the entire world. He will distinguish between the wicked and the righteous, the selfish and the loving. It will be a time of joy for those to whom Jesus says, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit […]

Easter 2020

Living a New Life with Christ“Start now with this holy season and rise with Christ. See, He offers you His hand. He is rising. Rise with Him. Mount up from the grave of the old Adam, from groveling cares, and jealousies, and fretfulness, and worldly aims. Rise from the tumult of passion, from the fascinations […]

Advent 2019

“You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” — Rom 13:11-14 Lead, […]

La Marche de Saint Joseph

I promised a ton in the hopper! Today marks my first week as an expatriate. Yesterday I went to mass at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. I met up with 14 pilgrims from Our Lady of Assumption and we walked 12 miles and visited 7 churches! It was amazing (even though all the lectures were in […]

2018 Advent Retreat at St. Joseph’s Abbey (Part 2)

So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it stillWill lead me on,O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, tillThe night is gone;And with the morn those angel faces smileWhich I have loved long since, and lost awhile. — The Pillar of the Cloud by Cardinal John Henry Newman A couple more notes from […]

Christmas Eve 2017

“The monastic tradition has seen and done almost everything in its long history. Its most lasting achievement, however, has been to chart the royal way of holiness for the entire Church.” – Francis Kline, Lovers of the Place: Monasticism Loose in the Church The men saving history from ISIS: In the face of danger, a […]