Mid-night Prayers

Usually we say some prayers after dinner. The prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes is done almost nightly along with a decade of the rosary. There are others we pray depending upon the season and the happenings that day. However, because I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, I laid down immediately after dinner and the prayers […]

Fireman, Farmer, and Priest

Today, we listened to the homily of our favorite priest. He always has a way of sharing his humanity while leading through the explanation of the Scriptures. Today he told about when he was a child and role played, as all children do. He would pretend he was a fireman and load up his wagon […]

Open Country Church

My mom called and talked with her sister this evening. Her sister told us of how she went to church this evening. The small country church had been closed for a year due to COVID, but opened after Easter. She said she was so happy to go to church, she couldn’t even fully explain how […]

Peace Be With You

I got together with my prayer group last night. We read and talked about this Sunday’s upcoming Gospel. In this reading, Jesus Christ appeared to His apostles after He was resurrected. The first thing He said to them was, “Peace be with you.” In our meeting, we talked a lot about that elusive peace that […]

Farewell Trusted Doc

I took my parents to visit their primary care doctor today. They have been seeing him for about 30 years now and he is retiring. It will be impossible to find another doctor who will know them so well. We always had faith in his opinion and guidance over all these years. He gave them […]

Blessed Easter

It was a beautiful Easter in many ways. The weather was perfect. My sister’s and son came over to celebrate and we all dressed up. We tried to remember how we celebrated last year. Each of us had an idea, but no one could really figure it out. I think we were all pandemic traumatized […]

Breath of Fresh Air

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today and my sister was here, so I connected with a friend and went for a hike. We hadn’t seen each other in months and were teary eyed when we met up. We held our breath, faced opposite directions, and gave each other a big hug. Luckily we had […]

It’s About Love

We participated in our local church’s Good Friday service online tonight. The priest talked about the word love. In the Greek language there are several words for “love” characterizing the kind and depth of the emotion. At the highest sense, love isn’t necessarily an emotion, but a choice. “Agape” love is about desiring the best […]

Our Unsung Hero

There was a Memorial Service today for the fallen Officer Eric Talley. I don’t mean to dwell upon it, but the words said about this man and his life are so inspirational. During this service, the priest from his local church spoke. Reverend Daniel Nolan, FSSP, of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church was quoted […]

Faith of One Fallen

One week ago, there was a senseless killing of 10 people in a grocery store in Boulder. One of them was Police Officer Eric Talley. He left behind a wife and 7 children. The other day I received an email notification that his funeral service would be held in the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate […]