21 February, Tuesday — “I Have a Voice”

21 Feb – Memorial for St. Peter Damian, bishop and doctor St. Peter Damian (1007-1072) was the youngest child in a large family. When he was orphaned, he was sent to live with a brother where he was mistreated and forced to work as a swine-herd. He cared for another brother, a priest in Ravenna,... Continue Reading →

9 January, Monday — Membership

9 Jan – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, or Theophany, is the feast day commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Originally the baptism of Christ was celebrated on Epiphany, which commemorates the coming of the Magi, the baptism of Christ, and the wedding at Cana. Over time in the West,... Continue Reading →

19 November, Saturday — DEFCON

Saturday of Week 33 in Ordinary time Apo 11:4-12Lk 20:27-40 Blessed be the LORD, my rock. DEFCON, or Defence Condition, is the classification system for determining the preparedness of an armed force in response to a prevailing threat situation. It is featured regularly in movies, with the action mostly taking place when DEFCON 1, meaning... Continue Reading →

24 July, Sunday — Warranty Guaranteed

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Gen 18:20-32Col 2:12-14Lk 11:1-13 "What father among you would hand his son...a snake when he asks for a fish?" I love receiving gifts. It is a wonderful feeling when friends present us with thoughtful presents and experiences. While cash may well be the most versatile of things to receive, it... Continue Reading →

14 May, Saturday — Our Earthly Home

May 14 – Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle St. Matthias (d. 80) was an Apostle. As he could bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus, he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. He preached the Gospel for more than 30 years in Judaea, Cappadocia, Egypt, and Ethopia. He is remembered for preaching the need for mortification... Continue Reading →

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