Camino 2022 – Day 17 – to Nájera

Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: For Joan Rizza in thanksgiving for her recovery and continuing good health! Today’s weather was much more ideal with cooler temperatures. We realize we walked even longer today in the same amount of time as yesterday simply because yesterday was so hot! Happy for everyday outContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 17 – to Nájera”

Camino 2022 – Day 16 – to Navarette

Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: Joan Allabaugh and Robby Allabaugh for their special intentions. Today was a fairly easy day of terrains, inclines, declines, and paths…. But where the road was easier…the heat made up for the extra effort of walking!!! But we made the most of the day to offerContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 16 – to Navarette”

Camino 2022 – Day 15 – Logroño

Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: all the men and their wives in formation in the Orland diocese diaconate program. (Particularly Danny & Sarita and Wendell and Virginia from our parish) We took a taxi back to Sansol to pick up where we left off on Saturday. Having been refreshed by aContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 15 – Logroño”

Camino 2022 – Day 14 – Rest day in Logroño

Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: we pray for all of the intentions on our list as we took this day of rest at Mass. Today we took a day of rest in the city of Logroño. There were not too many places available in our last village of Sansol, so weContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 14 – Rest day in Logroño”

Camino 2022 – Day 10 – Puerta La Reina

Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: The state of Florida and those in the path of hurricane Ian. Also for Elizabeth Schlacter awaiting surgery. We started a very cold day with a steep climb towards the nearby mountain with windmills along the ridge. This is a famous spot along the Camino featuredContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 10 – Puerta La Reina”

Camino 2022 – Day 7 – Zubiri

Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: for Barb Lynch and her 9 week old twin grandchildren Chloe & Myles still in the NICU – and their parents (Barb’s daughter Shannon & her husband Nick) as well as her family overall. Today we walked from Roncevalles to Zubiri: We started out from RoncevallesContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 7 – Zubiri”

Camino 2022 – Day 6 – Roncevalles

Today was our first day of walking on the Camino. We left St Jean Pied de Port St 7:30 am and arrived in Roncevalles at 5:00 pm. What a day!!! Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: For the salvation of souls, especially those most in need of God’s mercy. Total Miles Walked:Continue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 6 – Roncevalles”

Camino 2022 – Day 5 – A day in St Jean Pied de Port (preparation)

We did our final preparations today and had a day to revisit St Jean Pied de Port with many memories coming back to us. Today’s pictures can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intentions: For those who have lost a loved one to death in this last year. That the presence of Jesus would comfort themContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 5 – A day in St Jean Pied de Port (preparation)”

Camino day 2 – Paris

Today’s photos can be viewed here. Today’s prayer intention: our parish priests Fr Mark, Fr Roy, and Fr Augusto and the priests of our diocese. We flew into France and took a train to Paris where we booked a small room in a hostel. Very appropriate feel for the beginning of this Camino journey. WeContinue reading “Camino day 2 – Paris”

Camino 2022 – Day 1

Today is the day! We hop on a plane and will not be back again for 2 months. We plan to chronicle our journey each day gathering all of our photos and videos into a Google photos album. That way we don’t have to inundate social media with hundreds of pictures! https://photos.app.goo.gl/mGcAsbqTT9zf57nQ7 I invite youContinue reading “Camino 2022 – Day 1”

Our house looks like a religious order lives here!

My wife decided to take home all of the new cassocks and surplice from the parish so they could be washed and ironed. WOW – that is a lot of black fabric!! But – they have made their way to the parish and will now be ready for a fresh look for all our altarContinue reading “Our house looks like a religious order lives here!”

Pressing Moral Issues of Our Day

What a brilliant commentary on the current political positions surrounding abortion. Bishop Barron makes it clear, this is not just Catholic dogma or generally Christian principles. It is basic moral reasoning. And as such – abortion should be stopped to protect the life of the unborn. https://youtu.be/uQB-O8aJTUc

Resolution For Formation

A new year of expectation 2018 is upon us and I am considering what is on the horizon.   I am not one for making resolutions…since I rarely keep them more than a week or two!   But I am thinking about goals.  What I would like to accomplish in the course of another year.  Of courseContinue reading “Resolution For Formation”