My View For Awhile: Au revoir Edition

Bye, Paris.

Thanks to readers for help with the better seat.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. CasaSanBruno says:

    I’ve been there. The most disturbing thing about air travel with a wheelchair is the overpowering temptation to keep my crutches and velcro-applied boot for future trips so that that they wheel me through all the lines and I don’t have to wait for hours like the rest of them.

  2. Sol says:

    Dear Father,

    I hope you are feeling better. I am glad it things did not turn out worse. As a person with a permanent disability I can appreciate it can traveling can be difficult even when one is only temporarily impeded. Safe travels.

    God bless you. I offer my prayers.

  3. excalibur says:

    I knew there was something about the Holy Requiem Mass which you celebrated in the Chapel of the Crown of Thorns. It struck me right away. There may be more as well. Prayers for you, Father.

    [As I reflect on a series of event, I also think that there may be more.]

  4. HighMass says:

    God be with You Fr.Z in all your travels, hope you are recovering well from the accident.
    We all need you and this blog so you can guide us.

  5. Gosh, I missed the accident post! I am so sorry to hear that you were injured but what a great opportunity to offer the pain at the foot of the Cross along with the sufferings of Christ, which I am positive you are doing. Just think of the souls you can spring from Purgatory also! Satan hates it when you turn misfortune and pain into prayer and an offering of it up to God for the benefit of souls here and departed.

    I think your sense of humor in all this is great! You will be certainly be blessed! I will pray for a speedy recovery.

  6. Dear Father Z, I pray you mend quickly. Yea offer it up…but gosh its all just so SO annoying!!
    I am relieved it wasn’t worse …but you know…God crafts our crosses to fit us exactly. Isn’t it interesting that He knows exactly what tests us appropriately and knows how much we can bear?
    When I get sick I wonder if it isn’t God’s way of saying “SIT DOWN!!” lol
    Tolle, Lege. :-)

    A Meditation of St. Francis de Sales:
    The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity
    the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart.
    This cross, He now sends you,
    He has considered with His all-knowing eyes,
    understood with His Divine mind,
    tested with His wise justice,
    warmed with loving arms
    and weighed with His own hands
    to see that it be not one inch too large
    and not one ounce too heavy for you.
    He has blessed it with His holy Name,
    anointed it with His grace,
    perfumed it with His consolation,
    taken one last glance at you and your courage
    and then sent it to you from heaven,
    a special greeting from God to you,
    an alms of the all-merciful God.

  7. Elizabeth D says:

    I was relieved and happy to glimpse Fr Zuhlsdorf in Madison, being pushed in a wheelchair by his friend Fr Rick Heilman.

    Sadly this is was at the visitation and solemn Vespers for our late bishop. People wiping tears. I look around and know so many people and think how much I love all these. Somewhat sad seminarians–one of them he would have been ordained transitional deacon this Friday, now to be ordained for us by Abp of MKE. Beautiful, and of course very well attended evening. Singing by the Sisters of Mary Morningstar (the former “contemplative Community of St John Sisters”). Black cope for the bishop leading Vespers, Paul Swain, who was once Bp Morlino’s Vicar General and Cathedral rector, now of Sioux Falls SD. Good homily. Some stories that give insight into the real Bishop Morlino who is a kind and gentle man not a caricature, and how it would be good if more bishops would imitate some of Bp Morlino’s particular virtues. Black pall. Big black candlestands and unbleached beeswax candles from the All Souls requiem. I wonder the vestments color for tomorrow. Doubt they went out and bought that many black concelebrant stoles.

  8. SanSan says:

    Elizabeth D, thank you for sharing.

  9. lizaanne says:

    Apologies for the delay – wanted to let you know that CM has also been praying for your quick recovery. So very glad to know you are back home, that had to be a difficult flight.
    God bless

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