Congratulations Sister Mary Vianney and Sr. Caritas Marie who today made their final profession as members of the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa. It was a beautiful ceremony presided over by our Bishop, Bp Robert Vasa.
On the last day, after the rain stopped we went looking for Butte Falls. Google Maps helped quite a bit.
The vacation of 2020 come to an end. This time in a forest that included Redwoods, but more of pine, cedars, fir and spruce. This time in the wonderful company of John Piekarchk. The Rosary on the walk was a high point. Our watches told us we walked 9469 steps and that was just for the late morning. Later we had a marvelous lunch looking on the water at the Late of the Woods
The vacation began in the redwoods. And every day began with a private Mass in the Extraordinary form. The Redwoods were amazing, like walking through a very quiet cathedral, no sound but a few birds and the gentle breeze. Walking alone through the ancient forest was very peaceful and centering.
"When you place bread into wine, or into oil, or another substance, you find that it becomes charged with the quality of that particular thing. When Iron is brought into contact with fire it becomes full of its activity.
While it is by nature Iron, it exerts the power of fire."
Athanasius of Alexandria (295-373)
When we eat the flesh of Christ, in us is the substance of life.
While you are by nature human, remember to exert the power of fire.
This was a Religious and theological statement, not a political statement
Omnia Christus Est Nobis
Christ is everything for us!
Burying the Alleluia
Sacristy Art I
Sacristy Art II
Sacristy Art III
Sacristy Art IV
Sacristy Art V
Sacristy Art VI
Years in Review
I am a Roman Catholic Priest from California. I spent 13 wonderful years years as a member of the Province of the Pacific in the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. The outline of my life can be traced here.