Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter

On Good Friday, especially, it can seem a dark lonely time. Today, of all days, I received a written message from a friend asking me to light a candle for someone she loved dearly. This is a first from my friend. Most of my friends, especially my long-time friends, know I always have a candle […]

Shoes of the Fisherman ~ We have a New Pope

Shortly after 11:00 a.m. (11:07 a.m.) Pacific Coast time, white smoke rose from the Cardinals’ enclave on the fifth vote of the session, indicating they had chosen the new Pope. Then we waited until after 12:00, while behind the curtains much activity; the fitting of the Pope’s white vestments, the prayer and swearing by the […]