Sitting at Mass this morning listening to the Gospel I was struck at how appropriate it was for these days here in my village on Long Island. Lindenhurst has made national news in the last few days as being one of the hardest hit communities by Hurricane Sandy and the devastation here has been heartbreaking. […]
Go forth ye brave and gallant men, Ye patriotic noble band, Who shouldered arms and risked your lives To save from foes our noble land. Comrades that fell in that defence, That in their graves now silent lie; Their gallant deeds and honored names, In patriot hearts will never die. ~Frederick B. Hill~
"I am facing the final leg of the path of my life and I don't know what's ahead," Benedict said in his homily. "I know though that God's light is there … and that his light is stronger than every darkness." God bless our Holy Father.
Happy Candlesmas to you! Isn't that a lovely painting? I wish I were bringing my candles to Mass this morning but, alas, all of the beeswax candles I ordered have yet to arrive. Maddening. I'll have to pop by the rectory next week and ask for a quick blessing. The little guys watched this morning […]
Again! My front yard. Butterfly bush, which needs to be pruned. Juniper. It's about twelve inches. Look at the baby swing in the background. Dave decided not to deal with the capricious ways of the Long Island Rail Road and work from home today, and work he will. Someone's got to shovel that snow :). […]