Hyperlapse video of today’s pilgrimage from home through downtown to St. Mary’s Cathedral (all pretty quiet this Thanksgiving Eve) and back to home praying for “sage human communication” & the intentions of a friend.
Cry out with joy to God, all the earth: serve the Lord with gladness.
When a house has no master living in it, it becomes dark, vile and contemptible, choked with filth and disgusting refuse.
A sermon said to be by St Macarius
49. On today’s 🚵♀️ pilgrimage the question for contemplation is, “Am I blocking the kind of serene reflection that could lead me to a shared wisdom”??? CHAPTER ONE
DARK CLOUDS OVER A CLOSED WORLD
THE ILLUSION OF COMMUNICATION
Information without wisdom
Seminarians from St. Charles Boromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa., work in the Caring for Friends kitchen Nov. 5, 2020, preparing meals for later delivery to area seniors amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Matthew Gambino, CatholicPhilly.com)
…i risk the basic structure of sage human communication as i replace silence and careful listening with a frenzy of texting, posting and tweeting that in turn replaces,
“helping other people”…
A toddler in Miami takes a nap during an in-person class at the Catholic Charities-sponsored child development center at Holy Redeemer Catholic School Oct. 20, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)
…a new lifestyle emerges, where i create only what i want and exclude all that i cannot control or know instantly and superficially; a process, which by its intrinsic logic, blocks any attempts,
“to sit together and look at the community, the county and what areas of concern we have”…
Salvadorans walk past a mural of Salvadoran martyrs Aug. 15, 2020, outside Our Lady of Pilar Catholic Church in Zaragoza, El Salvador. The mural includes four U.S. churchwomen slain in El Salvador in 1980; some Catholics in the country consider them part of a long list of Salvadoran saints and martyrs. (CNS photo/courtesy Patricia Lazo)
“Bishop, how can I ever encourage my son to enter the seminary and be ordained a priest when some people in the Church treat priests so badly!”
Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, A Reflection on Christian Life, August 28, 2019
Bishop Patrick J. Zurek is requesting that no activities on the parish or diocesan level are to be scheduled Saturday, Jan. 23, until after 1:00pm, so that everyone can attend the annual Respect Life Mass and participate in the Walk for Life.
On Today’s bicycle pilgrimage I pray that I become a Catholic who reveals God’s righteous acts by working, “ with the poor with complete surrender”, for He comes to rule the earth, and I desire to remain faithful until death, even if I am hated by all because of His name!!! Hymn of the Day
…your righteous acts have been revealed.”
R. (Rev. 15: 3b)
Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God!
for he comes to rule the earth;
Ps 98: 9
Remain faithful until death,
and I will give you the crown of life.
Alleluia, alleluia. RV 2:10C
“…hated by all because of my name,
“ lk 21: 17