Emmaus Road: Experiencing More than Spanish in Costa Rica

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

Pastimes: Of Church and Baseball

"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

“What happened?” A Question for Easter Witnesses and Year One Seminarians.

  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.

From Narnia to Middle Earth: An Unexpected Journey into the Catholic Church

"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

The Most Loved Lover

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