I am pretty frustrated today.  Rain, people out of town I wanted to see, really humid.

One of the people I saw today, someone close, is ailing and getting close to the end, I am afraid.

I am guessing I will have just enough access today to post this.

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  1. Peter Esser says:

    My prayers for you, Father Z. …

  2. Jane Fulthorpe says:


    My thoughts are with that ‘someone close’ and yourself. Each day, I’ll be offering for you both, a decade of the afternoon Rosary from Lourdes.


  3. Maureen says:

    Sorry to hear about your friend, Father Z.

  4. Tim Ferguson says:

    with prayers to St. Joseph…

  5. Dan says:

    Nothing like a good workout to perk you up, Father.
    If you can get to a gym.

    I am sorry about your friend. I will include him in Lauds prayers today.
    God bless.

  6. John P. says:


    I too am sorry to hear about your friend. My grandmother is going through this at the moment as well, and I know how difficult it must be. I assure you I will pray for that “someone close”

    God Bless you, Father

    John P.

  7. Vincenzo says:

    Praying for you and your friend.

  8. Speaking of St. Joseph…. the other day in the conference on Summorum Pontificum, Fr. Nicola Bux was answering questions about how to deal with obstacles to the implementation of the Motu Proprio (meaning bishops… the bishops in Italy have been a real obstacle). He said that we have to pray to St. Joseph.

    St. Joseph, he reminded us, is the universal patron of the Church. So, we should pray to St. Joseph either to open their eyes or to close them.

  9. Hettie B. says:

    Sorry to hear of your frustrations, Father. I hope things look up soon. I will keep your ailing friend in my prayers. God bless and be with you.

  10. mcitl says:

    Sfortunatamente, Padre, quello e un lato della Citta’ Eterna che conosco anche io troppe bene. Maltempo, persone non disponibile, atmosphera un po senza ospitalita’…

    Ma, communque, buona vacanza e pelligrinagio!

    Padre C

  11. Kradcliffe says:

    I am sorry to hear this, Father. I had assumed that your visit would be purely enjoyable. I hope that tomorrow is a better day. Praying for you!

  12. Margaret says:

    we should pray to St. Joseph either to open their eyes or to close them.


  13. Derik Castillo says:

    I prayed an “Our Father” for your friend with emphasis on ‘thy will be done’.

  14. tradone says:

    Dear Father Z,
    Prayers are being said for your friend and you. Offering all the difficulties of this weekend for you and your intentions.
    O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for those who have recourse to thee!

  15. William of the Old says:

    Father Z,

    A rosary for you and your dear friend this evening.

    In Our Lord through Our Lady.

  16. Thanks, everyone, for the kind thoughts. Yesterday was dreadful in many ways, though I did have that good lunch and a decent supper.

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