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September 28, 2013 20:54
I was in the public library the other day, and as I walked past a display of fall cookbooks, one caught my eye.Entitled An Everlasting Meal, it was the subtitle which led me to pick it up:Cooking with Economy and Grace. Wow, if I could just master that. :)
January 05, 2013 18:27
A few days after Christmas, some of my family came together again for a simple dinner.My mom had asked Deirdre, my brother's wife, to make this tart, which she found inThe Tuscan Sun Cookbook by Frances Mayes. Dierdre did a superb job, and the tart tasted as good as it looks :) I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did. Grazie mille, Deirdre!
May 30, 2012 08:00
Ah, olive oil. Years ago, I took a group of young people over to Italy. For months afterwards, a group of them and I would sit around doing a Bible study, all the while dipping pieces of bread into a mixture of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Heavenly.Over the years, I've grown to love olive oil, and have tried many different types.
May 13, 2012 14:38
This is a shot of my mom and sister on their last visit to Maryland a few years ago. I've had the chance to take mom to Assateague Island to see the famous wild ponies a couple of times, and that's where this photo was taken.
December 18, 2011 15:26
If you were in a Catholic Church today, you heard the story of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38), where the Angel Gabriel told Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus.Talking about a whopper of a conversation! In the end, however, Mary's yesset the stage for an event that would radically change the world forever.Earlier today, I was reminded of the song Gabriel's Message, sung by Sting for a...
December 07, 2011 07:19
Emmanuel is one of the most profound titles of Jesus. The Hebrew word means God is with us. When St. Francis of Assisi set up the first Nativity scene, he wanted to show simple, uneducated people that God chose to come down from heaven and be like us in all things but sin.Following in the footsteps of St. Francis, people all over the world bring out their own nativity sets each year, but for...
November 07, 2011 11:36
Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.
Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest
March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.
May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.
Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.
To learn more and register for any of these events, click here for Bon Secours website.