April 15, 2014

Got a reflection on Lazarus’ Tomb written up that’ll I’ll be delivering at our community Vespers tomorrow. I’ll post it on here afterwards.

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April 9, 2014

Going to Confession in a bit, Easter is coming soon! Confession is a wonderful way to experience God’s merciful love and fully experience the joy of Easter!

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April 7, 2014

Giving a talk on Dante’s Purgatorio at the parish tonight. I’m excited because I used to do talks like this all the time when I was working at the parish in San Diego, and now it’s been almost two years that I haven’t done one. Oh and I’ll get to give the talk in my habit, so that’ll be new.

You can probably find the handout I’ll be using if you search for it on my page.

April 5, 2014
Snazzy jacket we got from the vocation director #AugustinianFriars

Snazzy jacket we got from the vocation director #AugustinianFriars

April 4, 2014

Love trolling one brother in the community. We let him prepare his Lenten Friday lunch of chicken and whatever meat he found in the fridge and juuuust as he is about to take it to the dining room we remind him that it is Friday as he screams, “Nooooooooooo!”

lol

April 3, 2014
"It was not the crime of Judas so much as his despair of pardon that brought him to total destruction. He killed himself in despair suffocating himself with a noose. What he did to his body is what happened to his soul. Just as those who pull something tight around their throats kill themselves by driving from their lungs the earthly spirit of air, so to do those who despair of God’s merciful kindness inwardly suffocate themselves and make it impossible for the Holy Spirit to remain in them."

— St. Augustine, Sermon 352

March 29, 2014
Religious Life

*Weeks of grumbling about how our toasters take forever to toast things*

Father goes out and buys a new toaster

Father leaves said toaster in box on kitchen counter

Everyone in the house is amazed by the box and the new toaster but is afraid to open the box

Box sits on kitchen counter for three weeks

Cook moves box into pantry

Father baffled as to why new toaster is in pantry

Max gets toaster out of pantry and sets it up

March 28, 2014
Last night was great fun as we were visited by English speaking provincials from around the world and the Vicar General of the Order, who himself was a novice here nearly 30 years ago! Good times :)

Last night was great fun as we were visited by English speaking provincials from around the world and the Vicar General of the Order, who himself was a novice here nearly 30 years ago! Good times :)

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March 26, 2014

4 months of novitiate left till I get to return to San Diego to (God willing) anticipate simple vows for a week before my profession!

Yayyyyyy 8 months done :)

March 26, 2014
Sr. Mary Brigid of the Augustinian Sisters of St. Rita, on how to eat a guilt free cookie during Lent: “Give blood!” :)

Sr. Mary Brigid of the Augustinian Sisters of St. Rita, on how to eat a guilt free cookie during Lent: “Give blood!” :)

March 21, 2014
The Voice
Did anyone see this clip on YouTube? http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpaQYSd75Ak
What do you think? How cool can this get?
March 15, 2014

Went to a neighboring parish for Mass. Four different people had announcements. This always happens at this parish.

I call the Church St. Patrick of the Bulletin Announcements

March 10, 2014
Forgot to hide my beer… #Catholic #Augustinian #FriarLife

Forgot to hide my beer… #Catholic #Augustinian #FriarLife

March 9, 2014
Mary Elizabeth praying prior to being accepted as a novice as Sr. Mary Brigid

Mary Elizabeth praying prior to being accepted as a novice as Sr. Mary Brigid

March 9, 2014
The Augustinian family! Sisters of St. Rita, novices (in white), professed students, solemnly professed priests, and local priests who support St. Monica’s home.  What a great and fun day!

The Augustinian family! Sisters of St. Rita, novices (in white), professed students, solemnly professed priests, and local priests who support St. Monica’s home. What a great and fun day!

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