Pange Lingua Gloriosi

Pange Lingua Gloriosi

Following tradition, we will be singing this acapella as we leave the cathedral tonight, when, after Holy Communion, the Blessed Sacrament is carried in a candle lit procession across the campus to a garden-like altar of repose. It is a time of profound worship, sorrow and gratitude for our Lord’s love and sacrifice. “This extraordinary(…)

No Greater Joy

No Greater Joy

Ahhhh… finished with rehearsals for Easter Vigil! There have been two of them – one last week and one tonight.  And yes, they were long, and yes, they were bilingual, and yes, I’ve done this four times now — but still, I feel so much excitement and anticipation, and most of all –JOY– at the(…)

Memories of Dad

Memories of Dad

Reflecting today on the five year anniversary of my father’s passing from this life to eternity, I went back to re-read some of what was written about him at that time.  I want to post these again today as I remember Dad, with so much love and gratitude.   My dad’s sister, Jeanne, could not(…)

Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

Today was my birthday, number 47 to be precise.  I have been pondering that number in anticipation of this momentous day, enjoying the intrigue surrounding it, and imagining all manner of fanciful happenings awaiting me during my 47th year.  Who can predict what might befall?  The possibilities are too delicious. But in the meantime, I(…)

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”, Reviewed

Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”, Reviewed

No, I haven’t seen it yet.  But I’ve read review after review after review, and reading these reviews has been quite an eye opener.  The first reviews that came to my attention screamed that this was the most non-biblical, and even ridiculous, telling of a Bible story EVER. “He’s an atheist! He has no interest(…)

Sight-seeing: The Painted Desert

Sight-seeing: The Painted Desert

Our last stop before we said our farewells for the summer was a drive through the Painted Desert.  What a spectacular place! We were slightly rushed because it was getting late in the day by the time we arrived there, but it was also beautiful to see the late afternoon sunlight and clouds adding drama(…)

Sight-seeing: Petrified Forest

Sight-seeing: Petrified Forest

Saturday afternoon we wanted to do something special during our last few hours with Grandma and Grandpa.  We decided to drive part of the way home with them via the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert.  It was just so beautiful outside, and we had a great time walking around the trails, walking off-the-trails at the(…)

Shooting, March 2014

Shooting, March 2014

Saturday morning… the cookstove was outside so it was a bit nippy making breakfast, but that was also the perfect excuse for the kids to run down to the fire pit and build a morning bonfire. As soon as the grands and Jon arrived from their overnight in town at the comfy Day’s Inn, it(…)

Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Jay Hershberger with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony

Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Jay Hershberger with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony

I’m so proud to share this performance by my “brother-in-law-once-removed” (well, he’s the BIL of my SIL… I never know what to call it, but he’s FAMILY! ), playing Beethoven’s Choral Fanatasy with the Fargo Moorhead Symphony (in which I made eleven years of marvelous musical memories as a violist in my younger years), Bernard(…)

Pillow Fight!

Pillow Fight!

Where there are cousins, there will be pillow fights.  The ranch is no exception. It was so dark in the cabin, with only 2 dim lanterns for illumination, that I just pointed my camera and flashed and trusted to luck for whatever image it would capture. These at least give you a little sense of(…)

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