Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Return from the Big Apple
85 degrees in New York City - today in Little Siberia 47 degrees and pouring with rain. Does every Englishman who lives in the USA get sick of people saying when it's raining: "it must make you feel at home!" Well, it bloody well doesn't - Vermont weather is the worst I've ever experienced and it's making me grumpy. That, and a delayed flight. I was only away for a day and a half and didn't get much accomplished. I visited with my friend Fr. Joe and took some pictures of his magnificent Romanesque Church - I'm trying to find the address of its website so I can provide a link. Our attempt to secure an audience with the Blessed George of Park Avenue unfortunately was not a success. He was delayed preaching at the Memorial for Bill Buckley's wife. We did get a chance to pray in his Church and buy some exceptionally expensive postcards. It is nice to feel that one is supporting the poor of Park Avenue. Fr. Joe's parish is now 80% Filipino and he is bringing in the Neo-Catechumenal Way to help with evangelization. We had them in my first parish in Peckham - we called them the "neo-cats" or the "neo-kitties." Joe didn't really appreciate the second name. In the next post, if I can find the time, I will give a little personal history, if anyone is interested.