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The Day I Drove Fr. Benedict Groeschel to the Pittsburgh Airport TOM PERNA - October 10, 2014 ... last Friday, I quickly said a prayer for the repose of his soul and also remembered the forty-five minutes I spent with him in a car from Steubenville, Ohio to the Pittsburgh Airport. In the Summer of 2009, as a graduate student in Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, I worked as a driver for the transportation division for the Franciscan Summer Conferences. As a driver in transportation, one of the perks was picking up and dropping off speakers ...http://tomperna.org/2014/10/10/the-day-i-drove-fr-benedict-groeschel-to-the-pittsburgh-airport/
Who Was St. Bruno -- The Patron Against Diabolic Possession? CATHOLIC FIRE - October 6, 2014 ... of his diocese. In June 1084, the Bishop himself led Bruno and six of his companions to the primitive valley of Chartreuse on a wild mountain range on the edge of the French Alps. There they built a hermitage, consisting of a few log cabins opening towards a gallery which allowed them access to the communal areas of the community -- church, refectory, and chapter room -- without having to suffer too much from intemperate conditions. After six years of a pleasant solitary life, Bruno was called ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/10/who-was-st-bruno-patron-against.html
Dear Student Headed Back to a Public or CINO School... JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - September 3, 2014 Dear Student Headed Back to a Public or CINO School, congrats on returning to school this Fall semester! If you're a freshman, good luck on your new journey. If you're just continuing, good luck on the rest of your journey. If you're a senior, you're almost done! It'll go by faster than you'll expect so enjoy every moment. :D Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, I'd like to address issues I've seen (and, unfortunately, continue to see) as a faithful Catholic at ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2014/09/dear-student-headed-back-to-public-or.html
Shhh....It's a Library Post! IMPRISONED IN MY BONES - August 28, 2014 ... Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois, which is renown as one of only 250 of the world's greatest libraries, so I will try to put the missing pictures into words and share the beauty of that magical place of learning here and now without waiting for another trip to Illinois to capture more photos. If you are ever afforded the opportunity to visit St. Mary of the Lake Seminary at Mundelein, after enjoying the beautiful grounds, lush with lakes and gardens and statues, and perhaps after bending ...http://annebender.blogspot.com/2014/08/shhhits-library-post.html
An Ordinary's Not So Ordinary Life, Chapter Twenty Six ABYSSUS ABYSSUM INVOCAT / DEEP CALLS TO DEEP - August 25, 2014 ... we receive from others as we go through life it is difficult to do that, sometimes it is very difficult to do that. And that is where heroism comes in. It is easy to go through life going through the motions of being a good son, daughter, student, husband, wife, father, mother, teacher, religious, priest, bishop, etc. But doing it with heroic virtue, out of love of God and love of the other person, that is not easy, and if we do in spite of the difficulties, that is heroic. ...http://abyssum.org/2014/08/25/an-ordinarys-not-so-ordinary-life-chapter-twenty-six/
"Mondays With Mary" – "Praying Daily to Mary for My Vocation" TOM PERNA™ - July 21, 2014 ... year. Even then I could see there was something special about this young woman. There was a light in her eyes not often seen in the face of a 16-year-old teenager. To this day, I remember when she first shared with me that she was thinking about religious life. If there was one (and trust me, there are a few more in this class) student in the Savio Class of 2014 who could have a calling, it was Ava. Please read this blog post, pray for Ava and all women entering religious life ...http://tomperna.org/2014/07/21/mondays-with-mary-praying-daily-to-mary-for-my-vocation/