Let it Snow...

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Written by

The first snow of the season has arrived in Minnesota. The earliest snow  and the greatest accumulations started Thursday in n… | Seasons, Northern  minnesota, WintryAs I write this, the first snowfall of the season lies fresh upon the ground. This mocks the fact that the official start of winter is yet 2 full months away, but that’s another story. While an October snow is not out of the ordinary, I was hoping that we’d have a little more time yet before having to deal with it. I’m trusting that this will still dry up over the next several days so that I can get the last of the leaves raked up before winter is here to stay.

Behold, Your Mother

Thursday, October 15, 2020 Written by

“Jesus and I love you even more.”

A curious series of events happened to me back in 1996. It started out simple enough, but quickly changed the direction of my life.

Let’s see...

Jesus Bridges the Gap

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Written by


Do you know that by looking at the crucifix we are reminded about Jesus as the Savior or bridge-builder? Jesus is the bridge. Sin has created a distance between God and humankind. We did not and could not, from our side of the gap, know how to mend the breach or to build the bridge back to God. Jesus bridges the gap; He overcomes the separation, and makes us one with God...

Gosh that is a good tomato

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Written by

I am still enjoying the bounty of the harvest as Thanksgiving is fast approaching.  This year I was able to do something I haven’t done in such a long time and I am sure I was not the only one...

Baba’s wind up alarm clock.

Friday, September 25, 2020 Written by

Lately my nights have been filled with restless sleeps as life’s things whirl about in my head:  balancing work and home/family, the endless list of to dos at both work and home, the usual stresses and demands that weigh upon us, the desperate yearning to laugh and not having anything to laugh at; the complications that Covid has placed on things at the Cathedral and at home as we follow protocols, guidelines, directives, and restrictions – life was seemingly complicated before Covid now it seems to have exponentially increased that complexity.  Even to run into the grocery store for a jug of milk has become quite a production.  Suppose that is all part of the Covid Fatigue that we are now hearing more and more about.  It is a full basket of things to ponder, sift through, discern, plan, and live.

Ein Kerem

Friday, September 18, 2020 Written by

They say that once you visit the Holy Land the bible is never the same. I have to admit that after visiting the Holy Land for the first-time last September the Scriptures have a new home in me.

Canned Peaches

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Written by

How are we going to get through this season? Will schools close again? Will the employment rate go up soon? Will I unknowingly give a sweet elderly person COVID-19? Who will be the next president of the US? And since when was the beginning of September so cold? I have no answers to my many anxiety induced questions. What can I say, I think we can all agree that things have gotten a bit tipsy turvy in 2020.

Therefore, I went a little tipsy turvy myself and looked to my past self to seek a little wisdom. A blog I had written in the fall of last year recalled to me a time when unknowns did not govern my every thought. Turns out, I very much needed 2019 me. 2019 me was very calm and helpful. And so it is with frayed hair and my 3rd large coffee of the day that I offer you “Canned Peaches”, a remembrance of days when predictability was a thing and I had the brain space to serenely ponder and make lovely descriptions. Grab a blanket, snuggle up to your hot beverage and enjoy a 2019 reflection on the graces of Autumn...

Making a Spectacle of Myself

Thursday, September 3, 2020 Written by

I’ve worn eyeglasses since the fourth grade, when my teacher observed that I couldn’t read what was written on the chalkboard. Over the nearly half-century since, I’ve lost track of the number of pairs of glasses that I’ve worn. Their history has followed the dictates of fashion and function through the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s and into the current millennium. There have been metal frames and plastic ones; square frames and round ones; large, small, gold, silver, blue, grey, brown and black ones. At various times I’ve sported both clear lenses and tinted lenses.

Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (Song)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Written by

Join Fr. Deyre in praising God! Click here to listen to Fr. Deyre sing a beautiful rendition of Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (God is Love): 

Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (English direct translation: God is Love)

Love is what inspires
our hearts and souls
It brought our lives
the golden rule and hope

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