The Second Wine

Let’s build a house with turned out doors So we can share what love affords Pour ourselves out like a wine that we’ve been saving When our well is running dry; when we raise our glasses high Happy, shining are the faces of the thirsty –Audrey Assad, “Blessed are the Ones” Pre-Cana meetings have long…… Continue reading The Second Wine

The Empty Tomb

Roll away the stone! Christ is risen! Happy Easter, my friends! The Resurrection of the Lord is the cause of my extraordinary Easter joy and I deeply wish to share it with you. First, here is today’s Gospel reading, according to St. John: On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the…… Continue reading The Empty Tomb

The Protector

Ever since I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2010, one devotion that grew in fervor was to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Having the blessed opportunity to stay in Nazareth for a few days of that pilgrimage and visiting sacred sites such as the home of the Blessed Mother…… Continue reading The Protector

Bean There, Done That

If it wasn’t for la bella vita I lived in Italy for over 120 days three years ago, who knew when my taste buds would come around in willingly accepting the bitter taste of red wine or a cup of coffee on the regular. Almost every night, either bottles of good wine or gallon jugs of…… Continue reading Bean There, Done That