Friday, July 27, 2007

Still alive!


Finally, after days of confusion, my computer is working. The hunt for the missing alb continues - CBS will soon make it into a mini-series, starring George Clooney as Fr. Owl. Many boxes remain unopened - the frenetic pace of life in these two parishes is somewhat overwhelming - add to that it is in the 90's with extreme humidity. I actually haven't read a word in two weeks, other than my Office and daily Scripture - and the Web, of course! Reading requires concentration and, at the end of the day, eating supper at 9.15pm, I find I have no concentration - it's so easy to turn on fast food for the mind - the tv. Something will have to change! I am also arranging our annual Priests Conference at the beginning of September - I'm looking forward to meeting our speaker, a fellow blogger, Fr. Jay Scott Newman who will speak to our priests about the renewal of the parish through beauty and liturgy - he was featured in George Weigel's excellent book, 'Letters to a Young Catholic.'

6 comments:

Mac McLernon said...

Hey, Fr Owl... welcome back to the blogosphere!

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Liz said...

I'm so glad that you're the one arranging for conference speakers for our priests! Instead of TV fast food, how about listening to some good conference tapes. The American Chesterton Society has tapes and DVDs of their past conferences. I love to listen to them in the car. Have you asked St. Anthony for his intercession in the case of the missing alb? You probably have, but I know sometimes I forget until I've desperately looked everywhere.

canon1753 said...

I checked out Fr Newman's website. Sounds like he'll be a good speaker. I'll bring the chips:)

the owl of the remove said...

Liz - I regret to say I have not yet asked for the help of St. Anthony - I was just presuming it would turn up - I have four unopened boxes....?

gemoftheocean said...

Tony and I are tight on "lost things" if you haven't already found it you will.... like NOW, as soon as this comment is posted. If Tony is busy, ask St. Polycarp, he's more delighted to assist, simply because people so seldom ask him for help with anything. Did you PACK that sucker to begin with? It may still be hanging in a closet back at the old place.

Karen H. -- San Diego, Ca.