As I make my quite undramatic re-emergence into St. Blog's, after two weeks of craziness, I'd like to thank everyone for their prayers.
All my travels and meetings went smoothly, my church history course was a great thrill (at least for me), and I successfully maneuvered my way through my oral examinations. Now I've got three days to pack up and move my family across town to our new place before we head south for the Thanksgiving holidays. Any of you fellow District of Columbians who want to help a poor sap and his pregnant wife relocate are more than welcome.
In honor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary we had a fine goulash
last night, although regrettably lacking authentic Hungarian
paprika, which I find so difficult to appropriate here. Can't wait to start planning dinner on next Wednesday
A few notes:
With the toppling of our would-be Catholic(?) president, the good people (among whom I occasionally count myself) at Catholic(?) Kerry Watch
have relocated themselves across the blogosphere to Catholics in the Public Square
, with an appropriate broadening and redefinition of their mission, which promise to be enduring and productive.
My own 'Augustine Page
,' a tribute to the life and works of the doctor of grace, has been touched up and embellished a bit, though remaining very much a work in progress. Suggestions are welcome.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat eis
. The eminent Gerald Serafin (of the Catholic Page for Lovers
) passed away this morning, according to Curt Jester
. Please keep him in your prayers, though he probably needs them far less than I.