Sunday, May 24, 2009

Blog Recovers from Near-Death Experience

My three readers will have noticed a little quietness recently on the Owl's blog. Among other things, Confirmation, First Communion, end of the year for religious education and other things all conspired together. Add to that trying to prepare homilies, and my column for 'The Vermont Catholic Tribune' and the 'Saint Austin Review' - needless to say, the blog has been on the back-burner. I have also had the joy of having my Mother and Godmother staying with me for the last two weeks. I am sure you are all getting out your hankies as you begin to weep for me in my busyness. However, that is not my body in the hearse (although I would rather like a horse-drawn hearse when the Lord should call me - note to the Chancellor of the Diocese). The blog did seem to be close to its eternal demise; the priest was even called in to administer Extreme Unction and, miraculously, it seems to be returning to life. A number of people have asked me if I would post my homilies on this blog: I usually only use notes, and find it it a little odd to "write' a homily which, in essence, is a uniquely 'spoken' text, but, after this weekend's several requests, I might try and do it tomorrow - Happy Memorial Day to US readers! (Happy May Bank Holiday to UK readers!)


Liz said...

So glad to see you back. Looking forward to reading your homilies. Now I also have an additional reason to renew my subscription (which has unfortunately lapsed) to STAR. My own blog has gone through the same sort of near demise this spring. My busyness was associated with baby showers, baby knitting, and studying for an exam this summer. The baby's arrival is imminent (I'm sure that Abby would appreciate any prayers you would like to offer for a safe delivery and a healthy baby).

Anyway, glad that you didn't drown outside the ark.

Hope your mom has had a wonderful visit.

GOR said...

So Father, rumors of the blog's demise were premature and the Owl has not removed from the Remove...?

Good - we need more owlish commentary!

gemoftheocean said...

Wondered what was taking you so long, but I'm not surprised. If writing out the homily would be a chore, could you perhaps record it and then save to and then put up the pointer? I'm assuming you have an easy on the ears voice, rather than one like Gomer Pyle.

John said...


Good to hear from you. I pray that if it is God's Plan, we will hear your thoughts and words. I live in Glens Falls, NY, so maybe not to far from Northern VT. Please pray for our Diocese.

Father Mark said...

So happy to see you back! I am in Hampton, New Hampshire until 3 June.

gman59 said...

make it 4 readers