Monthly Archives: August 2013

St. Monica

In the past week, we celebrated the feasts of St. Monica and St. Augustine.  I’m sure Benedict said mass and contemplated each on their feast days.  St. Augustine was a major influence on Benedict but it is St. Monica who … Continue reading

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End of Vacation

We came home from vacation Tuesday and it is still unsettled here.  I’m back to work on Monday.  My mind is a bit rusty.  I had a very good time being away.  I was challenged by the weekend we spent … Continue reading

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The Lord

I read John Allen’s (National Catholic Reporter) piece today in which he describes Francis’ message in one word:  mercy.  He also said Benedict’s was “faith and reason”.  I’ve been thinking about that along with the continued adulation of Francis because … Continue reading

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