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September 10, 2006 Archives

And…now Vespers

posted by awelborn

Gerald has translated the lovely homily that Benedict gave at Vespers in the Munich cathedral, with a crowd of children gathered around: Dear parents! I want to heartily invite you to help your children believe and to accompany them on […]

A historical moment

posted by awelborn

From Kentucky: a historic structure restored: It’s considered the oldest existing Catholic building in the Midwest, an 18th-century log house where the first frontier seminarians studied, where the first bishop in Kentucky lived and where an order of nuns began […]

And now…for what he said…

posted by awelborn

Well, not a single translation of anything has been posted at the Vatican website. Update: Gerald at Closed Cafeteria has a complete translation. The Mass, from a Catholic News Agency report: In his Homily the Holy Father challenged his fellow […]

Kind of a sad sight..

posted by awelborn

The neighborhood sort of stray cat (whom I think has been adopted by the neighbors) walks by the picture window in our living room. He’s got something in his mouth – a chipmunk. And as the cat strides by, content […]

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There is nothing I shall want
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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No? about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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