A day can hardly be better than this!


Yesterday I was able to spend the whole day with students from Harvard, Boston College, Oxford and Princeton, in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and then at Fenway Park for a ball game.

What a great day.  Wonderful company.   Being with these young people was a shot in the arm.  It is a little harder for me to maintain my prickly, cynical facade after such an experience.  But just a little.

I may have to return to Boston.

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  1. mamajen says:

    I’m sorry, Father, but I don’t think you pull off the prickly, cynical facade very well even without the happy influence of good young people :)

    I accepted a college-level teaching position a couple years ago, and I can definitely relate to the “shot in the arm” feeling. There is nothing like being able to spend time with younger people who share the same passions that you do.

  2. Charivari Rob says:

    Are you leaving already, Father?

  3. jameeka says:

    I’ll bet you were a shot in the arm for them too, believe me.

  4. Jack Regan says:

    I saw the Red Sox vs. the Blue Jays at Fenway in ’89. Wade Boggs and Roger Clements were playing. A brilliant evening!!

  5. MangiaMamma says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day indeed. The next time you get a chance to head that way, take a short trip up north and spend a little time at Thomas More in New Hampshire. I know the students would enjoy meeting you!

  6. tcreek says:

    Not the place for this, but important, I think.

    A short video showing Pope Francis distributing communion on the tongue and to some people kneeling. Notice that near the beginning of the video a person extended their hands but the priest motioned to the tongue.


  7. La Sandia says:

    Yes Fr. Z, please come back to Boston sometime! I couldn’t attend your Mass at St. Paul’s, but hopefully your visit has whet your appetite for another New England excursion. The next time you’re in town, make a trip out to Mary Immaculate of Lourdes in Newton Upper Falls. We have a daily TLM there, lots of young families, fantastic choir/schola, etc.!

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