Ordinary moments of Ordinary Time

The Feast of Mary’s Assumption into Heaven ~ The Exaltation of Womanhood

THE FEAST OF ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AUGUST 15th, 2018 I rejoice heartily in the Lord, In my God is the joy of my soul; for he has clothed me with the robe of salvation, like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem,   like a bride bedecked with her jewels. (Canticle of Isaiah)  Through […]

Are you helping to Re-birth America?

Dear Friends, the boy in the image above was reading the Declaration of Independence emblazoned on the wall of the Jefferson Memorial when I visited there in October 2007.  He represents our future. Have you ever read it?  (I offered you an image of it last Friday as it was emblazoned on the wall that […]

The Feast of Corpus Christi ~ Bread-broken and Blood-poured out for you and me!

The Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christ) Sunday, June 3, 2018 Dear Friends, Today is our Roman Catholic Feast of Corpus Christi in which pause to appreciate and give thanks for the wonderful gift of the holy Eucharist. I’d like to reflect for a moment on what we Catholics believe this […]

The Feast of the Holy Trinity ~ Caught up in the Circle of their Love!

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Sunday May 27, 2018 Dear Friends, When we recite the Creed at Mass about God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the language used can be quite confusing for us: I believe I one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible […]

True love is faithful love ~ in God’s love ~ How true is your love?

Flagler Beach Florida sunrise / bob traupman. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE! Well, actually it’s not quite Valentine’s Day yet, but the 14th this year happens to coincide with Ash Wednesday, so I’m greeting you a bit early for all the romantic stuff. On Monday, we’ll begin thinking about Lent by going down to the Big […]

Jilted lovers ~ or Joyous love?

mesa verde national park of southern colorado / march 2008 / bob traupman.  Dear Sisters and Brothers, Our society finds it quite acceptable for people to hop into one relationship after another or just satisfy their needs by “hooking up”. How many times have young people thought that this was the person of their dreams and […]

St. Paul’s Ode to Love ~ How do we measure up?

    Many of us are thinking of our Valentine’s these days — our lovers,  intend-eds, spouses, classmates, mothers and also spouses remembering their deceased loved ones. Hallmark would encourage us to “send the very best.”   And marketeers would like to get their greedy fingers on our credit cards for this one-day holiday, wouldn’t […]