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Nothing much has been happening lately, which I happen to think is quite nice.   Mary Anne called again last night.   My mother also made sure she called her old friend Ann, from Lindenhurst.    They never get a chance to get together in person anymore.  The weather today, when I first left, was quite a bit colder than I like it.   At least yesterday’s rain is gone though.   My father was watching the big Yankee game, I think, when Uncle Frankie came over for a while.  I’m not positive who was playing because I never bother with sports.    Three cheers to California beauty  queen, Carrie Prejean, for her stance against homosexuals’ pushing for acceptance of their sham marriages.    Yesterday I read a few dozen more pages of “The Living Flame of Love” by St. John of the Cross.  I ate a lot of corned beef & cabbage yesterday.     Last night, I watched  Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN.  He & his guest talked about the many significant differences between men & women.     Amazingly my father just found out yesterday that very many people specifically go out of their way to request Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” as a funeral song. 

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Posted by on April 23, 2009 in personal


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Rainy morning

Yesterday we didn’t get our usual late afternoon ten_minute storm but very early this morning, at around 3:00 a.m. we got quite a violent storm.  Even now it is still drizzling.  Billy came over to see my father yesterday.  I’m not absolutely positive but as far as I know he only stuck around for a while.  I know they most certainly spent quite a lot of time in the yard.     My parents got a few telephone calls yesterday & last night.  For some disgusting reason, the phone is constantly ringing anyway but these calls were from kinfolk & friends.  The majority times the calls are just dead air or salesmen.  There’s really no difference anyway between dead air & salesmen.    Immediately before I woke up I had a very brief but very vivid dream.  I dreamed I drove through a red light even though there was a police car right behind me.  He didn’t come after me right away.  He didn’t even bother to flash his lights & sirens.   I stopped at the next red light, quite conscientiously.  That’s when he pulled up next to me & yet another police car pulled up in front of me.  Immediately after that, I woke up.    Typically, I made sure I put in my usual amount of time yesterday practicing my guitar.  My specialties lately are scales & Beatle oldies, of course.  I also spent a while reading that book about  St. Teresa’s  “Interior Castle”.  This morning when I was lectoring, as usual, at Mass at O.L. Sorrows, the lights struck me as so overwhelming I literally couldn’t even see the words in the lectionary right in front of me.  I most certainly hope that was just an isolated incident.

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Posted by on July 23, 2008 in beatles


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Photobucket Yesterday was the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi(1566_1607). This great Carmelite mystic lived a very humble life among the sisters of her community.

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Posted by on June 7, 2008 in catholic


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carmelite meeting

Are there any lay Carmelites on this site?  I see a lot of blogs that give the distinct impression that people are actively  involved with the Catholic Church.  I am a lay Carmelite in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  We are part of the Province of St. Elias.  It is based in Middletown, New York.    This morning I went to a meeting.   There was a reasonably nice crowd.  I’ve decided to use this as my Carmelite blog.   In it, I shall make specifically Carmelite observations.   Any lay Catholic who feels as if he may have a lay vocation to either the Carmelites or some other religious community should seriously think of looking into something like this.


Posted by on May 17, 2008 in catholic


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