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Archive - December 2011

Patrons

Patrons

I sit in the back, trying to stay inconspicuous. But of course my time comes, so I line up on the side, walk up on stage, pick a number, receive a card, and then the superior reads a saint and virtue I am supposed to work on for the year. Every...

The Cane

The Cane

In our house here in Rome, there is only one Legionary who needs to use a cane. He is one of the older professors; he has to be close to reaching the mandatory retirement age. However, he is still quite energetic in class. Every week he makes the...

Jesus time

Jesus time

“All men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life:  in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece.”  (Blessed Pope John Paul II) I recently heard that professionals in any field or sport...

Inner Peace

Inner Peace

A few weeks back we watched Kung-Fu Panda 2. (Warning: this post contains a spoiler.) I thought it was going to be one of those cheesy, kid-movie remakes that repeat the same plot until parents stop buying the movies, but it was a surprise with Po...

Thanks, daughter

Thanks, daughter

My daughter, Adrienne, has a knack for getting me to do the right thing – even when I resist.  Last week, home from college, she announced that she thought it would be a good idea for us to go Christmas caroling at a nearby convalescent home. My...

2000 Pages

2000 Pages

Second year Theology has a reputation for a lot of study. Each semester we have about 2000 pages of required reading material to go along with twenty hours of classes. Sometimes we complain. I caught myself joining some complaining the other day...