The Great Jubilee and Ribollita

October 03, 2015 08:11

I know, what an odd title for a blog post.  The past few days have been cold and rainy where I live, and, early this morning, I woke up thinking about an event which took place in Florence, Italy. I'll fill you in on that experience in a moment, but first, a bit about our trip, which took place exactly 15 years ago.   My family and I were traveling Italy to...

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What About You?

October 02, 2015 10:38

Last Saturday, September 26th, Pope Francis was right up the road from me, in the city of Philadelphia.  He had come to the United States just a few days before, and after visiting Washington DC and New York City, the City of Brotherly Love was his final stop on what must have been an exhausting trip.  But, you couldn't tell that by looking at him.  He seemed boundless in...

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Well Done, Faithful Servant

September 07, 2015 16:05

On Saturday night, there was  knock on my front door.  I had already gone to bed, and just as I was dozing off, my dog Smokey started barking with great gusto.  Going downstairs and turning on the outside light, I saw it was a dear priest friend.  When I opened the door to let him in, he told me that he had been calling me but I must have not heard the phone.  Well, he...

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Paleio Zucchini Fritters

August 23, 2015 14:47

I hate to say it, but I had to work yesterday and missed visiting my Farmer's Market.  Had I been there, I know that there would have been plenty of zucchini for sale, and that's pretty much true at markets everywhere.  I asked a friend of mine, who also happens to be a Personal Chef, to share a zucchini recipe this week, and here it is.  I hope you'll have a chance to try...

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Time To Get Moving

August 15, 2015 20:53

I hope it was a beautiful day for you, wherever you are!  It was gorgeous here in Maryland, and, on looking at my tomato plants, I realized it was time for a big harvest.  I have been eating ripe tomatoes just about every day for three or four weeks, and my neighbors have enjoyed my ongoing deliveries.  Today, though, I realized I had a lot to pick, so I made a pot of...

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National Farmer's Market Week

August 02, 2015 12:23

That's right, August 2-8 is National Farmer's Market Week.  Just yesterday, I made my weekly visit to my local market held each Saturday Morning here in downtown Westminster.  For some reason, it doesn't show up on the list of other Farmer's Markets in Maryland, but there are five other markets to choose from just in my own county.  Anyway, over the last five years, I've gotten...

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The Feast of St. Ignatius

July 31, 2015 19:06

Today, July 31st, is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1566).  You can go to other places on this website to learn more about him, but I think his greatest legacy is his Spiritual Exercises.  Growing out of his own conversion experience, the Exercises can be done in a number of different ways.  Now, Ignatius' exercises don't require any physical labor or gym...

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Summer Joy

July 12, 2015 21:19

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit with a good friend.  Our conversation was not long, but it was rich in subjects.  He had just gotten back from a trip to France, and by chance our paths crossed at the place where he worked and where I was spending the day writing, so we sat down on a bench under the trees for a bit and talked about our summer.   He told me...

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A Pilgrim's Journey

June 10, 2015 08:33

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