I'm a holy man minus the holiness.--E. M. Forster

(Hat tip to The Ironic Catholic"!)

Sancte Michael Archangele,

Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.
Amen.

(Hat tip to The American Catholic!)

Monday, March 30, 2015

41st Day of Lent...

I thought Lent was forty days long! Guess not. Back to the mines, but people were asking e for information. I like to be helpful.

My youngest son was stopped by the local Sheriff's deputies on his way to catch the bus to school. Everyone wants the police to protect them, yet we hate the cop that writes us the ticket.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

40th Day of Lent... Palm Sunday...

The beginning of Holy Week already, where does time go?

We got to Mass early to try & get to confession. Unfortunately, there was a HUGE line. We will have to make other arrangements.

Did a lot of work on the new house, installing a new kitchen faucet. I got the water working but it wouldn't drain...


Saturday, March 28, 2015

39th Day of Lent...

Today was a day for fixing drains. I got the sink moving even though the job grew fast. Every time I work on old plumbing, especially drains, old pipes start breaking and I have to replace more than I started.

Anyway, I've heard that sometimes helping take the garbage out of others lives is the best we can do.

Friday, March 27, 2015

38th Day of Lent...

The days just keep getting busier & busier. I often wonder if they will amount to anything. I find myself with so much on my plate. It seems like taking a day off causes more damage!

I was able to the the CrossFit Games Open WOD, which was good. My time was twice the time of the fittest women on earth. At least I beat those who didn't show up!!

Remember Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

37th Day of Lent...

Another busy day at work. Accomplished stuff, but took on more things. I bought a pull out love seat for 30 bucks, which took time from the Workout Of the Day (WOD). I was only able to do half of today's WOD: Backsquats! I hadn't done heavy back squats in almost a year. They were challenging. While I didn't set a PR, 295# felt good. Next time...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

36th Day of Lent... The Annunciation...

Happy feast of the Annunciation. I don't believe that we have a real good understanding what happened on that day.

Another busy day at work, but it was productive. I had a good workout, which is always nice. I ran into a buddy in the locker room whom I haven't seen in a while. This is a busy week, but doable.

Would I be able to make a holy hour? Do I love God enough to do that. Hmmm...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

35th Day of Lent...

Back to work after a week. I saw all the stuff I am behind on. It seems there is a ton of work that has to be done - way too much of it make work that takes from what really needs to be done. I have to keep my mind on my work.

Monday, March 23, 2015

34th Day of Lent...

Today was back up to Coldwater in God's Country. We buried my wife aunt, the last one of that generation for that part of the family. Since she was that last one, there weren't that many at the funeral. The pastor was someone who grew up in my wife's neighborhood. So, it was nice. Unfortunately, all of her remaining children are lapsed Catholics. I guess they are fields for the "new evangelization".

This will probably be the last time we head up that way.

Also it snowed today. We were able to beat it home.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

5th Sunday of Lent...

Today was a sunny cold day. Church was quite peaceful. We have no clue about the majesty that happens at the Mass. Mores the pity.

We went to my wife's aunt's wake. She was the last of that generation of that part of the family. It was good to see people we hadn't seen in a while. Afterwards, we went to St Charles' the mother house for the Society of the Precious Blood in this part of the country. We visited the graves of several of the Precious Blood priests we have known over the past few years. A good day.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

32nd day of Lent...

Saturday is a good day. They tell me that when you retire everyday is Saturday. I did soe work at our new house. As much as I love our current house we are being forced to leave it.

My wife's Aunt Lu passed away yesterday. She was the last of her generation of the family.
Requiem Aeternam dona ei , Domine  et lux perpetua luceat ei: Requiescat  in pace. Amen.