Open to me the portals of repentence, O Christ our God.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

New CD release from the Norbertine Canons of St. Michael's Abbey

The Norbertine Canons of St. Michael's Abbey in Silverado California are releasing another CD, which includes Chant and Sacred Polyphony.


Newest Member of the Family

My friends can tell you I'm a bit of an Iconofile, I say "Icon" in the broader meaning of the greek word "image" to iclude both 2D and 3D sacred Images. So being an Icon freak, here is the newest member of the Family

Glory to the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Now and forever and unto the Ages of ages.

Please to do not copy images. Thank you.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009



Friday, January 16, 2009

What Church Father I am?

You’re St. Melito of Sardis!

You have a great love of history and liturgy. You’re attached to the traditions of the ancients, yet you recognize that the old world — great as it was — is passing away. You are loyal to the customs of your family, though you do not hesitate to call family members to account for their sins.

Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

You Folks Out West Don't Know What You Are Missing

I snapped this little jim-dandy off my porch today. It is currently 16 F. and it's gonna be colder tomorrow! Bhrrrrrrrr!

Does anyone remember "Global Warming"?!


Monday, January 12, 2009

An Annual bad day

Well, I took our Christmas tree down today. Boy was it dry. We had a Balsam Fir, and it had a wonderful pine scent, but boy did it shed it's needles.

I will leave all other Christmas decorations up until Christmas season ends with the feast of the Purification our Lady.



After, After-


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sad News

I recently found out from a friend, that my one time Philosophy teacher, Fr. Quintin Turiel O.P. passed away in 2005. This came as a bit of a shock, and I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. Fr. Turiel was a kind, brilliant, humble, holy and sweet man. Father Quintin Turiel was a Dominican Friar of a priory in Madrid, Spain, and taught in the U.S. and the Philippines, if I recall correctly. I had the great grace and pleasure of being one of his students while at St. Michael's Abbey, in Silverado, Ca. He was a true Dominican, and faithful disciple of his great Master, St. Thomas Aquinas. I treasure every minute I had the great fortune to spend in his presence.

Thank you Padre, for your teaching, your wisdom, and for absolving my many sins in the holy sacrament of confession. You are greatly missed, dear Padre.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him, O Lord, And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. May His Soul, Through The Mercy of God Rest In Peace. Amen.
I would beg anyone reading this post, in your love of Christ and neighbor, to pause a moment, and offer an Ave, or two for Padre Quintin. Thank you.
Picture taken at the time I was a student of this great Dominican Father, about 1994.


New Blog

Check out this new blog from an old friend of mine.......not that he's old. ;-)

Non Erubesco Evangelium


Blog shut down for a day

My apologies to the millions of readers of this blog. I shut it down for about a day to do some cleaning up. Sorry if you tried to view and were denied access.


Benedict XVI on Epiphany: "Jesus is the center of the universe"


Monday, January 5, 2009

Norbertine Fathers New Website

The Canons Regular of Premontre(Norbertines) of St. Michael's Abbey have redesigned their website. Check it our by clicking HERE

Be sure to check out their Expansion Project.