Monthly Archives: June 2012

Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
Here are two more shots from Ravenswood Park…

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Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
The other day, a friend took me to Ravenswood Park for the first time.  Good thing I wasn’t alone, or I would probably have either gotten lost or missed out on some of the…

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Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
Some of our neighbors have roses right next to the sidewalk, and I took this photo with my iPhone the other day when it was raining. The two little round drops perched on top…

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Homilycast #227: June 18, Monday of the XI week in Ordinary Time, year II

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the 9AM Mass at St. Joachim’s in Rockport. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. For instance, in … Continue reading

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What I would say if I were preaching a homily in English today on Father’s Day

As you can deduce from the title of this post, I am not preaching a homily in English today.  At my morning Mass, it was the deacon’s turn to preach, and my other Mass today is in Portuguese, so most of … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
I am refining this design to teach it at an origami convention in a little over a week. This is a more complex version of the origami church I first invented two years ago:…

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Originally posted on 50 States Design Project:
When it comes to history, Massachusetts is very wealthy. It’s the birthplace of great leaders like the Kennedys and the Adams, cultural awakenings like the Boston Tea Party and the abolition of slavery, and…

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Homilycast #226: June 15, Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the 9AM Mass at St. Joachim’s in Rockport. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. For instance, in … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Good Morning Gloucester:
Stained glass window of Christ appearing to St. Margaret Mary, pointing to his Sacred Heart. It’s been a while since I shared some of the gorgeous stained glass from St. Ann’s Church.

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Self Control Should Have a Role

…but is sadly missing from much of our culture of self-indulgence: “While psychologists tout the benefits of self-control and suggest that it can be increased through practice, it’s easy to see why campaigns to improve societal health don’t focus on … Continue reading

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