The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Blog as Recreation

Blogging this evening was a much needed recreation. I spent most of the day trying to put together the next issue of "Cup and Cross," the Pacific Province newsletter of which I am the editor. Not only is it late, but I do not have enough to fill a newsletter, so consequently I am doing lots of writing. Doing some reading provided a bit of a break. Also I found the guest map that has been showing up on a bunch of sites. I notice that I have been getting about five visits a day from Europe and Asia. I would appreciate it if you would mark your location on the guest map to the right. Have fun.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 7:54 PM link
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A Delight

One of the best things I read today.

Also, I wanted to return the favor. Steven Riddle posted not one, but two, links to The New Gasparian today. I enjoy reading his Blog and it was a surprise this evening to discover the Gasparian all over the place. It must be some kind of convergence between Carmelite and Precious Blood Spirituality. I have always remembered this particular teaching from Teresa of Avila and it was nice to see a reminder there this evening.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 7:49 PM link
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Advent of the New Covenant

Stick around long enough and you find your articles in the wildest places. The Sonnino Notebook is not published anymore, but
this article appeared on its front cover in time for Advent 1993. It was posted on the old Sonnino BBS and appeared on the Catholic Information Network (CIN) back then. I am not sure how EWTN got it. It has my old address, and if you call that phone number you will reach another CPPS missionary who will not know what you are talking about.

Have you noticed how the readings have turned toward the end of the year and the expectation of his coming? In many ways it is Advent already, weeks before the official beginning of Advent. Some of the seminarians gently kid me about pre-empting the Liturgical calendar but they cannot argue that the current tone of the readings will continue all the way to December 17. I put out an empty creche the week before Thanksgiving, and progressively add people and animals, shepherds and stuff, throughout the season. Mary and Joseph do not show up until December 24. The Magi show up in January. Does anybody else have this practice?

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 4:47 PM link
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