Shoving off tomorrow

Prayers from Copenhagen

Congratulations Kindergarden 2014!

Congratulations Kindergarden 2014!

Snowshoes and Sacraments
They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”—-Luke 22:38
The 10th Mountain Division patch displays crossed bayonets in the form of a Roman numeral 10. I can’t help but think of the scripture above and pray for the intercession of St. Andrew, as these bayonets form St. Andrew’s Cross; my new Cross to pick up and follow Jesus. Fort Drum! Here I come! Climb to Glory!

Snowshoes and Sacraments

They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”—-Luke 22:38

The 10th Mountain Division patch displays crossed bayonets in the form of a Roman numeral 10. I can’t help but think of the scripture above and pray for the intercession of St. Andrew, as these bayonets form St. Andrew’s Cross; my new Cross to pick up and follow Jesus. Fort Drum! Here I come! Climb to Glory!

Graduation Mass, Class of 2014 Holy Cross Bronx, NY

Graduation Mass, Class of 2014 Holy Cross Bronx, NY

thecrankyconservative:

Honour the men and women who fought to protect the world from tyranny and evil — Who lost everything so that we may be free enough to live independently and peacefully.
D-Day does not stand for Donut Day, Tumblr. You had a choice between which you would celebrate, and you chose wrong.

thecrankyconservative:

Honour the men and women who fought to protect the world from tyranny and evil — Who lost everything so that we may be free enough to live independently and peacefully.

D-Day does not stand for Donut Day, Tumblr. You had a choice between which you would celebrate, and you chose wrong.

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The Cross above all

The students at my school gave me a Camo Yankee Hat as a going-away present. I placed my chaplain’s device above interlocking NY emblem. 

Most military officers are identified by the rank on their headgear, but chaplains are different, set-apart from other officers. The chaplain’s device is not about rank: it’s about religious affiliation. For the Jewish chaplain it’s an insignia of the 10 Commandments, for the Muslim chaplain it’s a crescent moon. For the Christian chaplain it’s a symbol of the Latin cross. 

This upcoming, second-time around with the Army, I’m so proud to anticipate wearing a cross on my cover, more so than any rank I’ll ever hold. The sign of The Cross is more than a symbol of my religious affiliation as a Catholic priest. I pray it’s a sign of my personal identity.

As the world turns, The Cross stands still.

The Cross above all

The students at my school gave me a Camo Yankee Hat as a going-away present. I placed my chaplain’s device above interlocking NY emblem.

Most military officers are identified by the rank on their headgear, but chaplains are different, set-apart from other officers. The chaplain’s device is not about rank: it’s about religious affiliation. For the Jewish chaplain it’s an insignia of the 10 Commandments, for the Muslim chaplain it’s a crescent moon. For the Christian chaplain it’s a symbol of the Latin cross.

This upcoming, second-time around with the Army, I’m so proud to anticipate wearing a cross on my cover, more so than any rank I’ll ever hold. The sign of The Cross is more than a symbol of my religious affiliation as a Catholic priest. I pray it’s a sign of my personal identity.

As the world turns, The Cross stands still.

You see that! That’s how much longer you have to pack! And it isn’t long my pretty! It isn’t long!
At mass this morning and I noticed how much shorter the paschal candle has gotten in just a few weeks. The accompanying soundtrack to the above image seemed to shriek throughout the chapel. God, come to my assistance…

You see that! That’s how much longer you have to pack! And it isn’t long my pretty! It isn’t long!

At mass this morning and I noticed how much shorter the paschal candle has gotten in just a few weeks. The accompanying soundtrack to the above image seemed to shriek throughout the chapel. God, come to my assistance…

smileen1:

Such a special time!!! 🙏❤️😊

smileen1:

Such a special time!!! 🙏❤️😊

Here’s a great image for this coming weekend…

papa-francis:

Momento Histórico los tres papas juntos #JuanPablo2 #BenedictoXVI #papafrancisco by mariotorrestorres86 at PapaFrancis.net

Here’s a great image for this coming weekend…

papa-francis:

Momento Histórico los tres papas juntos #JuanPablo2 #BenedictoXVI #papafrancisco by mariotorrestorres86 at PapaFrancis.net

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