Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Open Letter

Recent reflection shared by Catholic 356 from MR

While it is to a rather specific audience...it holds true to anybody in the midst of life discernment

O Antiphon Time
Advent Blessions to all.

The Medjugorje Message: Medjugorje dossier “on the Pope’s desk”

The Medjugorje Message: Medjugorje dossier “on the Pope’s desk”: Eleven months have passed since Fr Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See press office, announced on January 18, 2014 that the work of ...

Friday, December 12, 2014

Our Lady of Guadalupe through My Years...

So in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe I leave you with a scattering of images and some connections from my life.


This is a actual size replica of the St. Juan Diego's  tilma.  It is printed on a canvas.  I picked it up when I was on a 72 hour pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in 1993.  I had no idea about the story---I remember the owners of a Mexican restaurant near my parish helped me get a room at the rectory for the priests of the shrine.    It was here that she left a mark on my soul...











This is in a glass shadow box....with some stuff from Medugorje...given to me by a priest while in Guadalupe...his name was Gabriel...yep he gave me, Michael, this image...Later I gave this image to my yet-to-be wife as a little gift.  And...(yep again)...it really never left my presence since we soon married.






This is a little fun image I found in San Miguel de Allende while I was readying to write A Lost Shepherd.
Very cool...Jesus as the Master Painter...












Flea Market purchase --Selingsgrove PA @2.00 There is some sort of cool fiber optic light with this but it doesn't work...that probably would have cost 3.00 then.
Christmas gift from my lovely wife....2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

praylium: A Pub, A Concert, A Stranger, An Advent

praylium: A Pub, A Concert, A Stranger, An Advent: What started as a typical evening turned adventish. I was riding with my son to a local pub.  There we were to meet my lovely wife and her...