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Archive - December 2016

The Day After Christmas

He saw it all. He didn’t miss a thing. Hours and days of planning and working and lovingly reflecting on how to welcome the Christ Child in your family… how to bring smiles to faces and memories to little hearts… Christmas shopping, menus, grocery...

Prayers of pure purpose

Prayers of pure purpose

I am confirming a rumor you likely have heard for many years.  You won’t be disappointed. Young men studying at the Legion’s seminaries, discerning a call to the priesthood, spend a good deal of time in prayer.  If a man is considering the...

When live starts early

When live starts early

It isn’t often that I pry myself from bed at 2:45 a.m.  At that hour, I want to be sleeping, dreaming pleasant dreams of, perhaps, catching a 10-pound bass or the Blackhawks bring home the Stanley Cup (again). I have been awake at that hour...

Thank you, fathers

Thank you, fathers

Two of the men who had the most influence on my life were part of what many call “The Greatest Generation.” The attack on Pearl Harbor changed their live in ways most people today can barely imagine.  Shortly after the events of 75 years ago, Chet...

Fifteen Sisters

Fifteen Sisters

We finally took our family picture. So although the year is well underway, I´d like to introduce my community: also known as the Consecrated Women in the studies stage of formation. Including our three formators, we are a big happy family of...