Category Archives: Holidays

Lenten Journey – Day 25 of 40: Saturday of the Third Week of Lent (Solemnity of the Annunciation)

Icon of the Annunciation that was on display at the Sheen Center in NYC.

Day 25 of 40: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.” (Luke 1:46-48)


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 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.

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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Happy New Year 2017


Stained glass window of The Blessed Mother & the Child Jesus at Saint Michael’s Friary in Paterson, NJ

Happy New Year 2017 & a Blessed Feast of Mary, Mother of God!
I’ve been very, very lax in upkeeping this blog over the last year.  And for that I am regretful.  I am hoping in this new year to be more engaging on this blog.  Thank you.  And may God bless you today & always.