Category Archives: Feast Days

Lenten Journey – Day 19 of 40: Sunday of the Third Week of Lent

Statue of Saint Joseph at Saint Gerard’s Church in Paterson, NJ.

Day 19 of 40: “St. Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things. He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life.” –Saint Josemaría Escrivá


Lenten Journey – Day 4 of 40: Saturday After Ash Wednesday

Day 4 of 40: “Prayer is that which establishes contact with the divine power and opens the invisible resources of heaven.” –Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Lenten Journey – Day 2 of 40: Thursday After Ash Wednesday

Day 2 of 40: “Lent comes providentially to reawaken us…to shake us from our lethargy.” –Pope Francis

Lenten Journey – Day 1 of 40: Ash Wednesday

Brother Simon & Father Juniper at Saint Crispin’s Friary (Bronx, NY)

Day 1 of 40: “Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” (Genesis 3:19)

Lenten Journey with Brother Simon, CFR, & Tony Mangia

Join Brother Simon of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal & I on a 40 Day Lenten Journey through pictures and words of encouragement from Scripture, the Saints, the Holy Father, and other sources. Come along with us on our journey. God bless you throughout this Lenten Season.

My Food & Faith Journey Featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice


I am honored to have my Faith & Food Journey featured in the Bergen County Daily Voice.

Thank you to Carl Corry of the Daily Voice for writing this great feature on my Faith & Food Journey. I hope you enjoy it. And please feel free to share it. Thank you. God bless.

Here is a link to the article: Saddle Brook Foodie Lets Spirit Move Him

The Donkey in the King Cake


The Donkey that was inside the Galette des Rois (King Cake)

This little donkey was the fève that was hidden in the Galette des Rois we had on the Feast of the Epiphany the other day.

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