Archive for August, 2017

Obtaining the Good Life

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Inevitably, one of the consequences of a vacation is reflecting on what makes for “the good life.” Certainly time for relaxation, indulging in some favorite hobbies, or enjoying the beauty of the beach, the mountains or even a new city all make life enjoyable and good. Yet, we know that the question points to something […] [Read more]

The Need for Healing in the Face of Hate

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Yesterday, the peace of a summer day was again shattered by hate and acrimony which inevitably turned violent, leading to the tragic death of a young woman and serious injuries to many more, as well as the deaths of two state troopers whose helicopter accidentally crashed while assisting in law enforcement efforts.  The scenes captured […] [Read more]

Summer Excursions: The Franciscan Monastery

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Once again, families and individuals have been setting out on summer trips in planes, trains and automobiles.  Residents of the Washington area and visitors here have a variety of places to go and do and see, and one place I would like to suggest is the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Northeast […] [Read more]

Saint Peter in Chains

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Visitors to Rome are often drawn to the Colosseum, a marvel of architecture from the first century A.D. For Christians today, those ruins also serve as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by the early followers of Christ who were martyred in that amphitheater for their faith. That same message can be drawn from […] [Read more]