October 13, 2006

I loved The Muppet Show when I was a kid (okay, I still love the Muppets). One of my favorite sketches was “Pigs in Space” (you can hear the guy saying it, can’t you?!) Now, whenever I think of nuns on the Internet, that’s all I can think of: Nun’s in [cyber] Spaaaaaaace. Okay, so it’s a bit of a stretch, but it makes me laugh.

October 11, 2006

The term “sound bite theology” seems to keep popping up in whatever I’m reading lately. So, ever interested in the origin of things, I looked up when “sound bite” was first used.

September 25, 2006

I’m reading Can Religious Life Be Prophetic? by Michael Crosby, OFM Cap. The book is unsettlingly inspiring. (That’s a good thing.)

September 23, 2006

My brother and I loaded up the mountain bikes on the Mini Cooper yesterday and headed out for Waterton Canyon. In the last five to 10 years I have mostly done road bike riding and commuting by bike. So I’m used to the bikes with skinny tires and drop handlebars. And I must say I do like the thrill of flying on a road bike!

September 22, 2006

As I write this flying 34,000 feet above sea level enroute to Denver to visit my brother and sister-in-law, their two dogs, and Betty the Mini Cooper, I am reminded of a Simpsons episode in which the Flanders boys try their luck on Bart’s trampoline.

September 19, 2006

Sister Sara Salkahazi, a Sister of Social Service, was killed in 1944 for sheltering Jewish people during World War II. On September 17, 2006, she was beatified (a step on the way to being canonized as a saint) during a Mass held outside St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary.beatification, saints and feasts, sara salkahazi

September 17, 2006

Yesterday marked the 11th annual Nun’s Beach Community Day and Surf Invitational in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Nun’s Beach is located in front of Villa Maria, the Immaculata IHM‘s convent. I had the privilege of staying at Villa Maria for a long weekend. The sisters that live at Villa Maria told me about the Surf Invitational on the beach. They seem to enjoy the fact that surfers use the stretch of beach and surf in front of their convent.

September 15, 2006

As mentioned in earlier posts, I’m reading Kenneth Brigg’s book Double Crossed: Uncovering the Catholic Church’s Betrayal of American Nuns. Here are a few more of my reflections …

September 12, 2006

While surfing around the Internet I came across the mini series “Body & Soul” which was shown on Public Television Stations in 1993.

September 11, 2006

A prayer for today — often called the “Deer’s Cry” and “Saint Patrick’s Breastplate.”