Dies non

Sometimes you need a calm day.

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  1. David Andrew says:

    Agreed. We need quiet days especially when everyone around you seems to be losing their head and is blaming you for it!

  2. cuaguy says:

    I agree, though I can’t have one until Maay 11, when I am home after finals…

  3. Jerry says:

    Well deserved respite, Fr., but buck it up! Catholic and American moral culture needs you! Evil does not rest. Go Mary Ann Glendon!

  4. little gal says:

    and if one needs help with having a calm day, listening to this might help…

    Mahler 5th-Adagietto- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtIOefpEUc4

  5. Brian says:

    Agreed! I think that I will take a rest this evening too.

  6. Clement says:


    Maybe you can get some very good Trappist ale and enjoy a bottle?

    I am thinking of Chimay Grande Reserve, in the blue bottle.
    If you like strong Belgian ales…

    You could also relax with an excellent pot still Irish Whiskey called “Redbreast” 12 year old pot still Irish.

    Just a suggestion.

    God bless and I’m praying for you.

  7. Ricky Vines says:

    One can easily get dissipated if not burnt out. I guess the rhythm of prayer in the Divine Office and bring about that calmness and serenity. And when I was at the order, we did have a drink before Vespers.

  8. Smoke ’em if ya got ’em!

  9. Joanne says:

    Speaking of priests chillin’ out, I saw a priest at a Starbucks today, having a large (venti?) cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich. It was the second time I had seen a priest at a Starbucks and both times it made me smile.

  10. Greg Hessel in Arlington Diocese says:

    You don’t get a rest if you have small children.

  11. Joseph C. says:

    I hear ya!

  12. Charivari Rob says:

    “Sometimes you need a calm day.”

    What, didn’t you just spend 40 days with the folks in the top left panel of the following?


    How much more calm can you get? 8^)

  13. joe says:

    Well hopefully the news that Mary Ann Glendon has turned down the Laetare medal and invitation to speak at Notre Shame will cheer us up. It was announced by Robert Moynihan in his Inside the Vatican Newsflash. Can’t find a way of linking to it.

  14. Manrique Zabala de Arízona says:

    I beg to differ with Comment by Clement — 27 April 2009 @ 8:28 pm.

    The best ale for a rest day is a Franziskaner brown ale ;)

  15. ckdexterhaven says:

    Greg Hessel, judging by some of the posts on this blog, some of us act like small children. j/k

    That news about Mary Ann Glendon, really made my day. What a great lady!

  16. Joe says:

    The Notre Shame matter gets more interesting. Just seen this:


    One would assume that anyone qualified as a suitable replacement for Professor Glendon would be equally adamant not to want to receive the medal! What is going on?

  17. Mike Morrow says:

    Joe wrote: “…a suitable replacement for Professor Glendon would be equally adamant not to want to receive the medal!”

    The “suitable replacement” for 2009, assuming that anyone is foolish enough to accept, will always be burdened by knowledge that he/she was second (or much worse) choice.

    I suggest that Mr. Jenkins award this white elephant to Obama on condition that he doubles the text on the presidential teleprompter to fill the allotted time space.

  18. irishgirl says:

    I hear ya, Fr. Z!

    I’m adding my kudos to Ambassador Glendon for turning down the Laetare Medal! At least she has some guts!

  19. stgemma says:

    Those were my two favourite words when a high-ranking bishop/archbishop/cardinal made their way to the seminary and we had the usual meal in honour of them, that evening. Ahh…the memories.

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