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.

Monday, August 25, 2003
Well, it was a restful and wild weekend. The mornings were very restful, but the afternoons were great parties. My 50th birthday party was great fun and my sister has posted all her pictures to the web for the family to enjoy. For two hours we were treated to the marvelous traditional Irish music by the band Culann's Hounds. They were excellent and everyone was excited by the uilleann pipes played by Conall O'Raghallaigh. The food was better than terrific, but then we only had the best possible friends preparing that.

Sunday we traveled out to Vallejo for a house blessing for the new home of Precious Blood Companion Peggy Doherty. This was another experience of good food and friendship, and we even did some singing. We created this grand procession as we went from room to room and everyone present got sprinked with the holy water too.

Today I am off to Santa Cruz for the quarterly CPPS Northern Cluster. There will seven us from around the area gathering for a few days of reflection, quiet, and discussion on our spiriuality and mission.

Here is one of the questions for Tuesday afternoon:

“…above all they must learn to be formed by everyday life, by their own community, by their brothers and sisters, by everyday things, ordinary and extraordinary, by prayer and by apostolic fatigue, in joy and in suffering, until the moment of death.” (15)

What particular events in life or ministry have been most instructive and formative for me?

The passage is from Starting Afresh, an apostolic letter published earlier in the year about the renewal of Religious life.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 10:36 AM link
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