Category Archives: Everyday Life

Church Madness 2017: Vote for St. Francis de Sales Oratory


Isn’t this church spectacular? Out of 64 nominated churches, my beautiful parish, St. Francis de Sales Oratory, has made it into the FINAL ROUND of the annual Church Madness contest!  The contest was created to celebrate the beauty of Catholicism … Continue reading

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Salesian Advice for Holy Communion


“Every time you approach Our Lord in the Eucharist, receive Him with more devotion than before.” – Fr. Paul Hamilton

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Te Deum Laudamus


“You cannot have faith without trust, and trust is built upon gratitude.  Be thankful for all the little things God has granted to you; and, day by day, you will find your faith rewarded.”  Canon Talarico Te Deum Laudamus!  To … Continue reading

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Shhhhhhhhh… (Silence is Powerful)


A while ago, I was working part-time doing odd jobs around an office.  At that moment, I was tucked away in some back corner room by myself all week painting.  Towards the end of my painting streak, one of the other … Continue reading

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The Screwtape Letters for Modern Times


I have just come across this brilliant piece of work mimicking C.S. Lewis, which was posted on the blog Etheldredasplace (wow – that’s a mouthful ‘aint it?): for the original post, click here. 1 – I love C.S. Lewis and I love … Continue reading

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A “Jolly Good” Video on the Institute’s Work in the UK


Watching this video made me miss visiting New Brighton just a tad bit. It’s a good video if you’re interested on what is going on overseas!

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Suffer with a Purpose


Just last weekend, the Annual Pilgrimage for Restoration took place in upstate New York.  For those not familiar – it is a 60 odd mile, 3 day hike to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs.  We also call it the “Auriesville … Continue reading

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St. Louis IX, King of France


“Contrariwise thou shouldst suffer every manner of torment rather than commit a mortal sin.” — St. Louis to his son, Philip (Photo taken from archstl.org) August 25th bears a special significance to those living in my fair city.  It is the … Continue reading

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Coffee… Coffee… Coffee…


As a kid, I woke up every morning and opened my bedroom door to be blasted with the strong, bitter stench of freshly brewed coffee coming from the kitchen.  Espresso to be exact.  My mom loves the stuff.  So much, she didn’t have … Continue reading

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SFdS, Friendship, and Good ol’ American Sunshine


I know, I know… its been FOREVER since I have written anything. Well – in my defense I have been writing.  I just haven’t been finishing much.  Hmm, I guess that is a pretty important step though… SO! Where to … Continue reading

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