Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Talitha koum"..."I say to you, arise!"

All Christians are called to work the "little miracles" that raise up those who are down.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ordinary Time-God goes "green" as in the color of hope...

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Corpus Christi

Thursday, June 11, 2009

God around us.

Clouds roll in and out, the warmth of God's breath beating on my back, then momentarily dissapearing. But really there all the time...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Feast of St. Ephraim the Syrian-9 June

St Ephraim The Syrian.
Κύριε καὶ Δέσποτα τῆς ζωῆς μου, πνεῦμα ἀργίας, περιεργίας, φιλαρχίας, καὶ ἀργολογίας μή μοι δῷς.

Πνεῦμα δὲ σωφροσύνης[1], ταπεινοφροσύνης, ὑπομονῆς, καὶ ἀγάπης χάρισαί μοι τῷ σῷ δούλῳ.

Ναί, Κύριε Βασιλεῦ, δώρησαι μοι τοῦ ὁρᾶν τὰ ἐμὰ πταίσματα, καὶ μὴ κατακρίνειν τὸν ἀδελφόν μου, ὅτι εὐλογητὸς εἶ, εἰς τοὺς αἰῶνας τῶν αἰώνων. Ἀμήν

In English, this is:

O Lord and Master of my life, give me not the spirit of sloth, idle curiosity/meddling, lust for power and idle talk.

But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity/integrity, humility, patience and love.

Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brother. For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

First Mass as a priest-Trinity Sunday-2 June 1996

...a bit much of gold huh?


Trinity Sunday 1996-First Mass

Trinity Sunday


Trinity Sunday

Glory to the holy, consubstantial, life-giving, and undivided Trinity, always, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.

Friday, June 5, 2009

The big smoker

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ah...Heaven on earth

Here earth and heaven embrace...


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another video from Guatemala

We were entertained at breakfast our first morning at the mission. It seems we just did not know what to say or do:)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ordination Anniversary

13 years ago...1 June 1996-Memorial of St. Justin Martyr. I was ordained to the presbyterate for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.