Okay,so I am getting to know my new town.It is strange.It is made up of farms, strip malls and neighborhoods. What is odd is getting into the strip malls is not logical.The entrances are not clearly marked and don’ t follow the usual pattern.What is even stranger is getting out.It is like Hotel…
So now I feel bad about what I said
about the church.At Mass father said they will begin renovations in a few weeks. First the Blessed Sacrament will return to the front of church where He belongs. Bring back the reverance he said. Then he said if he is still here during reno, kneelers will return. Now if they fresco the big blank falls like I fanticized about a few weeks ago…
Okay,so I am getting to know my new town.It is strange.It is made up of farms, strip malls and neighborhoods. What is odd is getting into the strip malls is not logical.The entrances are not clearly marked and don’ t follow the usual pattern.What is even stranger is getting out.It is like Hotel California, “you can check in but you can never leave”.The roads leading into the mall(the ones I couldn’t find) are one-ways leading in. Took me forever to find my way out.
Now I am waiting for Mass at “Our Lady of No Kneelers”.Did not make it to the church I think may be my new parish.They celebrate the Eucharist with the Extraordinary Form of Mass and I am getting used to it.This chuch looks more like an office building.
PP. St. Pius X, pray for us!
The Vision of Saint Helena - Paolo Veronese
I start a new job tomorrow! Temp job, but it is a job! And the weird circumstances and coincidences surrounding this opportunity convince me God and St.Joe are involved.:-)
Today, July 17th, the Discalced Carmelites remember Bl. Teresa of St. Augustine and Companions, Discalced Carmelite nuns and martyrs, of Compiegne, France. On this day in 1794, the community was executed by guillotine in Paris, at the order of the secularist French government. Each sister renewed her baptismal vows and Carmelite profession before mounting the scaffold to offer the ultimate sacrifice of her life in witness and fidelity to Christ and his Church. For a fuller account of the Martyrs of Compiegne, click here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/yimcatholic/2010/07/for-all-the-saints-the-carmelite-martyrs-of-compiegne.html
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