While living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia last year, I made a goal to discover some of their local and hidden gems. Two top kinds of places on my list included coffee shops and bookstores. No chain coffee shops or bookstore franchises; I wanted to go to someplace different, someplace unique. On one…… Continue reading You are invited…
Lowly, And Yet Chosen With a pounding heart, shaky hands, and teary eyes, this afternoon I witnessed the most historical, most spiritually moving, and most unifying moment in my life. That statement isn’t easy to profess as I have witnessed many similar events over the course of the years, but the magnitude of today’s election…… Continue reading Habemus Papam!
THE START OF THE CONCLAVE As mentioned previously, I am reading along with John L. Allen, Jr.’s book, The Rise of Benedict XVI (the author of Conclave), which is so exciting with everything going on at this very moment. Not only did he write about the rise of Benedict XVI, of course, but also the…… Continue reading Veni, Creator Spiritus
Happy snow day for those in the Mid-Atlantic! I hope you are enjoying your day off whether that consists of sipping on some hot chocolate, having a tv show marathon, sitting by the fire, trying new recipes to bake, or doing work at home…like me. (Well, not now. It’s break time. ;-) Whatever you’re doing,…… Continue reading Snowy Day Reflections
There have been a number of thoughts running through my head all day long. Some of them I hope will be expressed throughout this post. Forgive me now before you continue, for I am certain that my thoughts will be all over the place. But I do hope, in some way, that this will serve…… Continue reading Sede Vacante