Thanks go to G.S.G. for the very generous donation. Awesome. And against all my protestations! For shame! May the Lord reward you abundantly.
Thanks go to the great K.P., who has redoubled his efforts against my complaints! Thank you, K.P. Very grateful.
Thanks go to L.G.P.Jr. & C.M.P. for their kind contibution. Very useful. Thank you. Very kind.
May the Lord bless you with His goodness and kindness according to the perfect intercession of the Immaculate Conception!
The great seminarian Philip Gerard Johnson, for whom you might say an enthusiastic prayer as his candidacy come up. Make that prayer said in honor of Father Thomas Frederick Price, a relative of this seminarian, and equally devoted to Saint Bernadette (along side whom his heart is buried!). His cause for beatification is up, and we’re praying for a miracle for Philip by way of Father Price’s intercession! Here’s Philip’s post about Father Price from the beginning of his blog now three years ago: HERE! Hail Mary…
Against all my protestations – really quite strong, I must say — Philip asked for donations for me. Some of those came directly to me, some went to him to pass along to me. The latter include the generosity of Sharon, Mary, Diane, Kathleen, Caroline, Brian, Kimberly, Linda and Kevin. Thank you so much.
May the Lord bless you continuously according to the perfect intercession of the Immaculate Conception!
Philip — Grrrrr! — let the cat out of the bag when he did this, mentioning that I’m tutoring him a bit for his priestly studies. In fact, in an agreement with Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, with his great bishop in Raleigh, and with my own Superior General of the Fathers of Mercy, I did finish off his philosophy courses and got him well into his theology curriculum. We’re presing forward, thanks be to God. I’m teaching as much as I did when I had a full load of courses at the Pontifical College Josephinum this time last year. Yikes! Go Philip! Go Philip! Go Philip!
Covered up an 8′x6′ empty space with plastic before the possible rain/snow fell last night. It snowed less than a foot further about a dozen miles up the way. Nothing just here, which I’m happy about, as the littlest space, as you see to the upper left (about 3′x8′ in the upper left of the picture, on the side wall) simply invites snow drifts.
For a history of this regular visitor to Holy Souls Hermitage, go HERE. Yikes!
Thanks to this great pilot for a totally unsolicited and in fact complained about donation. Very awesome. Very generous. But there’s more!
That needs an explanation, should you want to enroll one of your loved ones…
Also, the booklet of the Solemn Pontifical Mass – Conferral of First Clerical Tonsure [is there a second and third, and then perpetual, as with vows?!] at the FSSP in Denton, Nebraska, where I was just about to go to teach, but wound up at the Pontifical College Josephinum…
Also in the picture above is a scapular, a medal of Saint Scholastica and of Saint John of the Cross. This pilot knows me all too well! This pilot also has an advertisement for a Gregorian Chant Weekend for November 11,12,13 of this year. You can still sign up until 4 November. I’ll leave this a clickable picture so you can see a larger version should you click it for the info:
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Some of the leaves are down now. What’s really cool is that anything that was yellow is now turning into orange and then deep red. Here it looks like splotches of fire up the mountainside. Very cool, in many ways!