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  1. Ame E. says:

    Both my children will be graduating college this Saturday! They both have a strong faith. The school has a really supportive orthodox Catholic center on campus. This has been wonderful for them. Priest there is great.

    One has a job, a place to live, and is waiting to hear back about finalizing part time enrollment in grad school. The other has had several rounds of interviews with the same company and will hear back next week one way or the other.

    I am taking Monday off to celebrate.

  2. Persistant says:

    Midterms went well, had a nice four-day trip to Budapest last week, and cardinal Sarah is coming to my hometown in the end of this month.

  3. benedetta says:

    I have a ninth grader who is wrapping up an entire year of this excellent class, the first block, the Ancient Greece year. I did not read Plato and Aristotle until college! He took part in weekly socratic dialogues on the readings (a few we listened to using librivox, as they were intended to be listened to) and his insights were fantastic! Even with many trials of all sorts, he persevered and is now looking forward to Ancient Rome year. I think most commentators here will agree that there is more to life than being just book smart, that thinking in an orderly way and learning how to communicate with others is vital in our times, and for this, reading and contemplating the ancient philosophers with other young people and a knowledgeable guide who listens astutely and responds with encouragement and challenge is a journey towards orderly thinking par excellence. Hey in connecting him to this class, I think I did at least the one thing…maybe some others, depending on who tells it…

  4. Rosary Rose says:

    My youngest is graduating from high school on Friday; God has blessed our business with some great new employees; we have a crisis in our parish, and a handful of us gathered last night in the Church and prayed a rosary for God’s help. Thank You, God!

  5. jfk03 says:

    I was received into the Catholic Church in 1961, Sacred Heart Church, Hollister,CA. I just learned that this old church has been designated the new home of the TLM community in that area. This is worthy of a pilgrimage. I will pray for the benefactors who brought me into the church.

  6. iPadre says:

    Two great blessings for my parish.

    Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, (our ordinary), is coming celebrate the 5th Anniversary of our Adoration Chapel with a Mass of Thanksgiving and Eucharistic Procession on Corpus Christi.

    Bishop Athanasius Schneider is coming to Holy Ghost on June 27 – 29. Talk, Solemn Vespers and Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool.

  7. Eugene says:

    my formerly very liberal oldest daughter has become a very traditional wife and mother with some very conservative values, she even is speaking to me more frequently about the issue of abortion…wonderful how becoming a wife and mother can change a person and also the faith planted through practice and defence of it helps, and of course God’s grace.

  8. Sonshine135 says:

    My son was accepted into Seminary right out of High School. My Diocese is doing a wonderful job of talking to these young men at an early age and inspiring them with young, hard-identity Catholic Priests. He serves the Extraordinary Form Mass and I believe it played an important roll in forming him. Please pray for him.

  9. Susan G says:

    My fiance and I were blessed yesterday to find a priest to agree to celebrate our Nuptial Mass and ceremony in the Extraordinary Form! Deo Gratias!

  10. APX says:

    On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, after having made a private temporary vow of virginity for the past three years, I will be making it perpetual!

  11. Healingrose1202 says:

    How beautiful the Holy Spirit is! I am humbled and filled with joy by how the Lord speaks when I am open to listen! When we say yes to the little things that He asks of us, He will work through little things! So many little things that I thank God for: the little moments with my kids, how busy schedules work out in just the right ways, how He can use the most simple thing as a chance to teach me, He is working miracles for what seems impossible!

  12. quo vado says:

    I’ve heard of a Jesuit who doesn’t like the Opus Dei. Today I understood why. They concelebrated a Mass in the Cathedral of the diocese with the Bishop as main celebrant for the feast of Bl. Alvaro. It was one of the most reverent Novus Ordo Masses I have ever attended. Songs were in Latin (Regina Caeli, Gloria, Sanctus/Benedictus, [for communion] Adore Te Devote, Jesu, Rex Admirabilis, [recessional] Laudes Regiae). Cassocked priests. Chasuble-d concelebrants. Appropriately dressed laity. Congregation knelt throughout the entire Eucharistic Prayer (The diocesan liturgists maintained that the congregation OUGHT to stand from the memorial acclamation until the Agnus Dei, even if the president of the Bishops’ Conference already said that this modification never received a recognitio from Rome.) No hand holding during the Our Father. Priests distributed communion on the tongue with patens used. I’d still prefer the EF anyday, but it’s nice to see the Novus Ordo offered reverently.

  13. Joseph-Mary says:

    Just visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse. Beautiful! Cardinal Burke has spared no expense there. Staffed by the Franciscans of the Immaculate too. Soon to visit the approved apparition site near Green Bay. Enjoying time with Wisconsin relatives. Ave Maria!

  14. yatzer says:

    My son with young children has a new job, and it has not only a salary increase, but more Paid Time Off, which he has seriously been wanting in order to be more involved with his kids.

  15. Nan says:

    Installation Mass tomorrow afternoon for new Archbishop in my geographic Archdiocese. Bishop of Canonical Eparchy unexpectedly retired several days ago so am still low on Bishops.

  16. Tristan says:

    Our parochial vicar celebrates his first TLM this week, and first ordination anniversary next week.

  17. Tricia says:

    We just found out we’re expecting our fourth child. The Lord has been so generous to us.

  18. JonPatrick says:

    Last month we spent a long weekend in Chicago, visiting the Art Institute and Sears Tower, and culminating in Mass at St. John Cantius, a gorgeous church. Unfortunately due to our flight schedule and the ridiculous amount of time you have to allow for security, we had to go to the early EF Low Mass rather than the glorious High Mass.

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