Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hot Dogs at Hank’s Franks in Lodi

 

A few Hank’s Franks Hot Dogs

I’ve been eating at this local roadside hot dog stand since I was a kid.  I remember coming here with my Dad for a quick lunch.  We would usually go in the summertime when we’d sit at the one of the outdoor tables and watch the cars drive by on Route 46 as we would talk and enjoy our hot dogs.

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First Married Couple to be Canonized by the Catholic Church 

Icon of the Martin Family

Today, the Catholic Church elevated two new saints and the first married couple to be canonized together.  They are Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of the “Little Flower” Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.

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Steak Lunch at Arthur’s Tavern in Morris Plains, NJ

Arthur's Tavern 700 Speedwell Avenue Morris Plains, NJ

Arthur’s Tavern
700 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ

There’s one steakhouse in New Jersey that I’ve been looking forward to trying for quite some time, but just never had the chance to dine there.  That steakhouse is Arthur’s Tavern on Speedwell Avenue in Morris Plains directly across from the train station.  I’ve passed the location on numerous occasions, but never had the opportunity to stop in for a bite to eat.

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Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi at St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church in Paterson

Empty Franciscan Habit represents St. Francis of Assisi

Empty Franciscan Habit represents St. Francis of Assisi

Today is the Transitus of St. Francis of Assisi. It is the day when St. Francis passed from this life into eternal life. Many Franciscan communities mark today with prayer services. This evening we attended a Transitus Service at St. Bonaventure’s Roman Catholic Church in Paterson.

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Feast of the Guardian Angels

  
Today is the Feast of the Guardian Angels.

“Prayer to Your Guardian Angel”

Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love
commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.
Amen.

Be sure to thank your Guardian Angel for their constant protection and comfort a little more today.  Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us!

Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich served Pope Francis his meals in NYC

Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and I at Eataly

On Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Visit to the United States, his meals for the New York City leg of his journey were in the very capable hands of Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich and her team of top notch chefs.

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