Readjusting to Ordinary Time :(

Welcome back to ordinary time. 🙁   I’m not going to lie, it’s hard to get back into ordinary time.  I mean, couldn’t the Church have come up with a better name than “Ordinary“?  Ordinary time just sounds so — well, ordinary.  And who likes ordinary? No, we want a life of adventure and excitement — so […]

Pax Et Bonum, Fr. Mike

No doubt, some of you have heard that Fr. Mike Scanlan died this past week.  He spent 85 years doing good on this earth, and after an extended illness, he went to be with his Lord. Though my head is currently swimming with memories of this amazing man, I can’t let this week pass by without a few […]

And…It’s a Wrap!

Happy Epiphany! (technically, it’s been moved to Sunday in the US — but for the rest of the world –Happy Epiphany!) How was your Christmas?   Mine was just what it was supposed to be — sometimes quiet, sometimes loud, sometimes chaotic, sometimes peaceful — and I wouldn’t change one second of it. I know we’re still […]

Advent Has Me Like…

Wow, Advent has been like a mini Lent — exactly what the Church says it’s supposed to be — but I don’t really like to suffer and be inconvenienced so it has been a time of stretching.  We’re not talking a pleasant yoga-type-stretching — it’s been more of a medieval being-stretched-on-a-rack type of stretching — not pleasant. […]

Advent So Far

How is your Advent going?  Not gonna lie, it has been an emotionally draining Advent, thus far.  Honestly, I tried to write a post earlier in the week, and I was just too drained to get a coherent thought out of my head — that and the fact that my house is falling apart — which […]