1 Language to learn. 2 Months. 3 learning sites and micro-climates. 12 hours of day and night. Over a dozen Churches where we received and adored Jesus. About 70 cups of local coffee. Hundreds of miles flown, driven and walked. Thousands of experiences and memories with the Catholic Christians of Costa Rica. More than our … Continue reading Emmaus Road: Experiencing More than Spanish in Costa Rica
"I've tried them all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out is the Church of Baseball." -Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham, 1988. "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." --Leo Durocher, former MLB player and manager. Pastime n. an activity you enjoy doing during your free … Continue reading Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball
The first year of seminary is complete. The first of two years of study in Philosophy. The first of six years overall to prepare to become a priest of Jesus Christ. What can be said of this experience? What happened? What changed in my life? What was seminary life like? A lot of these … Continue reading “What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.
Today I begin my third decade of life. As my father has often warned me, I am noticing that each decade goes by faster than the last one. I thought it would be good to share with you both who I am and what I am doing on this day I turn 30. I am … Continue reading On this day I turn 30…
"It's--it's a magic wardrobe. There's a wood inside it, and it's snowing, and there's a Faun and a witch and it's called Narnia; come and see." --Lucy, from 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' by C.S. Lewis The Wardrobe to Narnia Since my childhood, I always loved Lewis' stories about the adventures in … Continue reading From Narnia to Middle Earth: An Unexpected Journey into the Catholic Church
"And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us." - 1 John 3:23 Naming Names What's in a name? Well, it really depends on who the name is associated with. And the "who" is found through the 'observation' of and … Continue reading Jesus’ Namesake!
The 'unmoved mover'. That is the concept that the greek philosopher, Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), proposed. Aristotle's 'unmoved mover' was the first cause that set the universe into motion. He described this 'umoved mover' as "perfectly beautiful, indivisible, and contemplating only the perfect contemplation: itself contemplating." The unmoved mover is not moved by any prior motion. Being one … Continue reading The Most Loved Lover