- Thanks go to C.H., for her kind contribution the other day. Very kind!
- Thanks go to… anonymous… for gifts in kind… delivered, yes, on the 18th of February. Very thoughtful altogether.
- Thanks go to the benefactor… anonymous as well… who provides for the altar breads that come to the hermitage by way of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration. Talk about a great need for benefactors big and small: They are building a new monastery, and… and… on the grounds of that monastery is going to be built, please God, a new seminary for the Southern U.S.A., really about the only one in the entire region. I’ve been talking with them and the organizers about how to make sure that the seminary will be Catholic entirely, through and through. They are totally on the right track. Go to that link and see what’s happening with some videos they made. Yikes! The Church is on the move in the Carolinas! Yikes! These nuns, you have to know, are totally just so cool. For instance, they might forget my name (I have difficulty with names as well), and so end up saying, “You know who I mean… I’m talking about Father Goodness And Kindness!” Honestly. That’s pretty much how I’ve concluded almost all my homilies in the last few years, speaking of the Lord’s goodness and kindness. The Missionaries of Charity did that to me in Rome as well. In those years I concluded all my homilies with “Jesus loves us just so much.” And so they started calling me “Father Jesus Loves Us Just So Much!” Nuns! If any ladies are reading this and need to be thinking about a vocation because our Lord really is calling them, they might just consider the PCPA here in Charlotte for totally enthusiastic cloistered service to Jesus at the Heart of His Church, or the MCs for totally enthusiastic missionary service to Jesus at the Heart of His Church. But even if you’re not going to be joining either of them anytime soon, because you’re, say, a businessman, a CEO in Germany, you might just want to visit that PCPA website anyway. Prepare to be inspired. The Heart of the Church always inspires and provides us strength to be on our way to that one thing that is important, getting to heaven to praise our Lord!
Update on Laudie-dog: In this picture today, after much melting of the snow and wet conditions outside, Laudie-dog wanted to come in — but was having to contend with a herd of galloping chickens and rooster following me around — and was a bit frantic as to how to get around them when I got up to the door of the hermitage. Somehow she risked life and limb and got past them, jumping, as only she could, from the door to under the stove from the wrong side (what with so many obstacles). It had to be a perfect jump. She did it. Extreme Sport Laudie-dog. The picture was taken only seconds later. This is typical her. Her heart racing a zillion beats a second, but looking totally calm. Only Laudie-dog.