Of Rose, Forty Hours and Breakfast

As I prepare to leave my native place, I ramped up with a big breakfast. Hard to beat this.


Bacon = Crispy
Eggs = Easy
Bread = Wheat

The diner where I broke my fast has a counter, near the workspace. The first cooking job I had was mostly short order. I learned a lot from doing that.


Yesterday evening, at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, we had the closing of their 40 Hours Devotion, which has always been held on this Sunday.

The Church has never had other than its main altar, through for a short period there was a table that could be brought in… and was, a couple times, I think.


The great, and I mean great, Fr. George Welzbacher preached for the closing, which also involved the singing of Vespers in Gregorian Chant and a procession followed by Benediction.


It was nice to be “home”, even if for a couple hours.


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  1. Iacobus M says:

    Were the hash browns any good? [I’ve had better but… yes.]

  2. Sonshine135 says:

    That wonderful moment when you realize, as a man trying to live his life out in Christ, you look at pictures of church alters like other guys look at pictures of swimsuit models. Absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Jim Dorchak says:

    I used to work a short order cook at a diner in Macon GA. I got in the news paper for having the best omlette in Macon. We used to use canola oil on our hash browns to make them crispy but now that I know how bad canola oil is, do you have any suggestions for replacements? I have tried of course butter and it helped but nothing makes hash browns as crispy crunchy as canola oil. [Dunno. I suppose eating them less often offsets the bad elements. Also, start with cold potatoes. They crisp up well.]

  4. acricketchirps says:

    If it troubles you that canola is bad for you and lard is good, just wait a few weeks… The health gospel changes like the weather.

  5. Joel says:

    I happened to hear Fr W’s sermon that morning, wish I could have heard the evening sermon as well. He is very highly regarded. (The morning sermon would not have been pleasant for any non-habit wearing nuns who happen to be a part of the LCWR. Just say’n.)

  6. The Cobbler says:

    Mr. Dorchak, I suppose olive oil would be too mediterranean?

    Actually, come to think of it, there’s got to be more than two edible kinds of oil in the world.

  7. off2 says:

    Discovered grape seed oil a few years back. Very high smoke point. May still be trendy.

  8. Kerry says:

    Father, Mickey’s Diner?

  9. MikeJH says:

    Father Z –It was great to see you back at Saint Agnes…we’d be glad to have you any time.

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