Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Childhood Memories

Ten years old.

Sunday Night.

Disney had just finished for the evening (i.e.bedtime).

Begging, begging, and more begging.

Dad finally says yes; we can stay up and see the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show.

I will never forget that night..

Mother Mary is here for us.

She loves you.

Friday, April 13, 2012

My Baby is Graduating

Later this spring my baby will graduate from the University of Georgia with a degree in Fine Arts - Painting and Drawing.  Of course, I am very proud of her and looking forward to her exit show at the beginning of May.  She is now worried about what she will do in the future (graduate school, get a job, etc.), which all young people do in these transitional periods of their lives.  Although it is not helpful to her right now, I know she will be fine as long as she is open to what God created her to do.  When she finds it, the worry will dissipate and she will let herself enjoy life. 

However, in this process of growing up, I pray is that she does not lose that child-like innocence to enjoy life and sometimes put on a funny hat for no other reason than because it is fun.  

Holy Land with Fr James Martin

Great video from Fr Martin and really expresses the power of a trip to the Holy Land.  It is worth a watch. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lumen Christi

The Tomb of Christ
Tonight is the most holy night of the Church where we will conduct a ritual that is almost as old as the Faith.  I have been told by many priest that if we could only celebrate the Mass once per year, this would be it.

If you can find one, go.

It is a beautiful thing.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem

Before entering Jerusalem, Christ wept for the temple He knew would be destroyed for its lack of faith.  A chapel, Dominus Flevit, was built in the area where this event occurred.  The photo above is the view Christ would have had of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  The temple was where the Golden Dome is now.  The Church of the Holy Sepulche (blue domes) can be seen immediately above the Golden Dome.