Category Archives: San Francisco

The Greatest Adventure

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Francis of AssisiThursday in the 26th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Job 19:21-27 Luke 10:1-12 Ite : ecce ego mitto vos sicut agnos inter lupos. Nolite portare sacculum, neque peram, neque calceamenta. … Continue reading

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I know I am, but what are You?

✙ JMJ The Readings for Thursday 2 Advent (Year 2): Isaiah 41:13-20 Matthew 11:11-15 Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church Egeni et pauperes quærunt aquas, et non sunt; lingua eorum siti aruit. Ego … Continue reading

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This happened…

Preparing to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ on Saturday Night, gathered in one room, not knowing it about each other, were: A Fraternity Brother whom I’ve known for 30 years. A Coworker whom I hadn’t met yet. A Goddaughter from … Continue reading

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Monsters under the Bed

Today’s Readings: Isaiah 8:23-9:3 Psalms 27:1-14 (Responsorial) 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Matthew 4:12-23 In the Douay, the RSV, or the NABRE with other Mass texts. The Lord is my light and my deliverance; whom have I to fear? The Lord … Continue reading

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In the Fog (the Bridge)

Today’s readings: Hebrews 2:5-12 Mark 1:21-28 In the Douay, the RSV, or the NABRE with other Mass texts. All were full of astonishment; What can this be? they asked one another. What is this new teaching? See how he has … Continue reading

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Custodia Oculorum

The Latin Phrase which was employed as the title of this article is translated as “Custody of the Eyes”.  It’s a quaint, perhaps Victorian-sounding, phrase to which I was introduced by a Priest in NYC who had once been an … Continue reading

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The Orthodox Western Rite in San Francisco

I’m a member of the OCA. We don’t have a Western Rite. In point of fact, we’ve been kinda opposed to it.  But I love it.  I’m so pleased with it that were a parish to form in San Francisco, … Continue reading

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