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  1. I got to fulfill my Sunday obligation today at a rare Tridentine Mass. I had to travel an hour and 45 minutes to get there, but it was worth it.

  2. Bea says:

    My daughter (whom I haven’t seen for 4 years) is coming to visit with husband and 5 children.
    Last time she was home was 10 years ago. She lives across the country and we don’t get much of an opportunity to see each other.

  3. RichardC says:

    I talked to my mom on the phone for a little while on Sunday afternoon. I don’t call people too often.

  4. APX says:

    The FSSP in Calgary is finalizing the purchase of House for the Fraternity on Monday (God-willing). My understanding is it’s a handyman’s dream and will need some work done, but this is good news.

    I also received some news about some bad car crashes I was involved in a number of years ago and turned my life upside down with injuries. I’m in the process of settling them (finally). The dollar amount is a lit more than I was expecting to even ask for. We’re not sue-happy here in Canada, and use a very strategic and legalistic method of suing. This means that I have a realistic idea of the amount of money I will receive. It is a nice amount.

  5. tripudians says:

    I’ve been waiting for this post so I could share our joy: our firstborn has a new sibling only he won’t really find out for another 7-8 months :D

  6. Gratias says:

    Yesterday I was given posting rights by Father Z. Glad to join you.

  7. Inigo says:

    I love my wife!

  8. ejcmartin says:

    Our parish priest has eliminated EMHC’s from his Saturday evening Mass.

  9. Horatius says:

    After Mass today, I will be speaking with the oblate master at a local Benedictine monastery in order to become an oblate.

  10. downyduck says:

    We raised $990 in our 4th Annual Pro-Life Diaper Drive this weekend with which we will buy thousands of diapers for families in need.

  11. Charivari Rob says:

    A good-news/chuckle anecdote to follow-up on the wedding decorum thread from a few days ago…

    There was a wedding last weekend in the west of Ireland. At the rehearsal/supper on the Friday night, a young boy (perhaps 4 or 5 years old) was receiving firm instructions on the conduct expected of him for his aunt’s wedding the next day. “Keep your suit clean.” “Behave during Mass.” “Afterwards everybody lines up to kiss the bride. Don’t run up and tackle her with a hug – just a gentle kiss.” “You’ll get your picture taken with the bride – hold still while they’re doing that.” Etc…

    The good lad nodded solemnly at all these instructions. He understood that he was to behave properly in front of God and the bride – or die trying.

    When he had acknowledged his marching orders and his mother’s attention turned to someone else, he turned to his seatmate at table (the godmother of his new uncle) and stage-whispered:

    “What’s a bride?”

  12. monmir says:

    Sunday Holy Mass with FSSP in Pequannock NJ, had a wonderful day. The hour trip, the 2 hours wait for a bus to return still makes it worth it.

  13. Mary Jane says:

    Baby #2 (boy) due any day now!

  14. weneleh says:

    I went to confession on Saturday (yeah!) and I leave for vacation in an hour. I’m going from humid east coast to dry west coast. Unfortunately Mass this upcoming Sunday will be a time of great trial for me and I’ll be oh so happy to go back home.

  15. Benedict says:

    The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia recently had Final & First Professions in Nashville, TN.  This set of photos is from the reception after the First Profession.  Who says there are no vocations?!

    The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor are also booming these days.

  16. a catechist says:

    About 18 mo. ago, I attended the wedding of a young Catholic couple in one of the most beautiful churches & N.O. Masses I’ve ever seen. Since then, they’ve begun attending an all-EF parish and are now expecting their first baby. They want “10 or as many as God sends us!” Please pray for this young couple and their health & financial stability.

  17. mariadevotee says:

    The Diocese of Nashville, this fall, has 34!!! seminarians. This from a diocese of 77K Catholics, 3.5% of the population. Our beloved Bishop Choby is all about vocations to the priesthood and takes a personal interest in each seminarian, including all those young men who are ‘praying about it’. We are richly blessed with them and our Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia.

  18. Skeinster says:

    A family friend and the father of their two children finally married. We are so happy for them to have this resolved at last!

  19. gloriainexcelsis says:

    I picked up my copy of “The Catholic Illustrated” at church. It is a large, thick newspaper-like offering of all things traditional Catholic, and all over the world. The Transalpine Redemptorists on Papa Stronsay publish it. There is always a good portion dealing with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. This one (May, 2012) had some statistics. At press time the FSSP had 228 priests, 10 deacons, 154 seminarians from 35 nationalities. The Fraternity is now on 4 continents and 17 countries, serving 117 dioceses – 67 in Europe, 44 in America, 5 in Oceania and 1 in Africa. There are 59 canonically erected houses and 19 personal parishes. The Fraternity also serves 204 Mass Centers. The Confraternity now has 3487 members, 548 French speaking 483 German speaking and 2456 English speaking. Recently, after the paper had been published, 5 young men were ordained in the U.S. and 7 more raised to the diaconate. I read somewhere else that 22 are entering the U.S. seminary this fall. Pray for more vocations. They are coming. With the spread of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, they need many more.
    This edition of the paper had a huge middle section of color photographs of events from the Vatican to the United States to the Philippines to Mexico. Color photos of all the new cardinals are included. It is a gorgeous layout. There is news of the world, poetry, articles, recommended books. The paper costs $40 per 4 publications a year. Subscriptions in the United States may be had and books ordered through the FSSP Seminary. Send requests to:
    Transalpine Redemptorists
    OLGS Seminary
    7880 W. Denton Rd.
    Denton, NE 68339

  20. mrsmontoya says:

    The assignment of His Excellency Bishop Cordileone to San Francisco, where I work for the Archdiocese. May God give him strength!

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