More Than Just a Fan


23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time In the fall of 2010 after the Parish Council retreat, I invited the people of St. John to consider the path before us. At that time, I had… Continue reading

We Have One Job


21st Sunday in Ordinary Time When I was growing up, dad was not our friend. Nor was mom, for that matter. They were our parents, and they behaved accordingly. Today they might pass… Continue reading

Lukewarm Faith is No Faith At All


20th Sunday in Ordinary Time There is a scene in the play Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling about six Southern women (oh yes, many times), when the lead actress M’Lynn Eatenton (played by… Continue reading

London, then Home


On Saturday we boarded a train at the GWR Station Cardiff for our last leg of this journey–London. We discovered that lunch is not served all day long, as it is back home.… Continue reading

Raglan Castle


On our last full day in Wales, I just knew we had to get in one last castle before heading out to London. So we set out for Raglan Castle, a trip that would take… Continue reading

Caerphilly Castle


We got off the train at the fourth stop, a little town north of Cardiff called Caerphilly. It has a castle with a moat. A MOAT! This I had to see. As we approached… Continue reading

Cardiff City Tour


As with all the other major cities we visited, there was a Hop-on Hop-off City Bus Tour service in Cardiff. Having no vehicle of our own, it is also a great introduction to… Continue reading

Cardiff City Centre & Cardiff Castle


We flew out of Glasgow Airport and landed in Cardiff. I had asked Fr. Kerry if there was a way we could hire a car and drive back to Edinburgh for the International… Continue reading

Glasgow & Bothwell Castle


We arrived in Glasgow Sunday afternoon. There wasn’t time to do much. Besides, it was raining on and off. The hotel we were staying at was on the Clyde River and after dinner,… Continue reading

Edinburgh Castle


Our last stop in Edinburgh on Sunday morning was the castle that dominates the city skyline. By the way, we went to mass Saturday evening at the Cathedral of St. Mary down the… Continue reading

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