For the Love of Jesus, Antonella and Kings

For the Love of Jesus, Antonella and Kings

  The Miracles of St Francis of Paola  Peter Paul Rubens c 1627-1628     Reading the life of St Francis of Paola, (whose feast the church celebrates when it doesn’t fall in the Octave of Easter), you might think his main mission was to perform wonder-working miracles and prophecy. He seemed to have authoritative power over nature like Jesus.   With a command, “in the name of charity,” he moved boulders opened springs from rocks, healed the lame, blind, deaf and raised the dead….   Once, in 1464, when refused passage by a boatman to cross the Straight of Messina to Sicily, he laid his cloak on the water,   tied one end to his staff as a sail, and went across the strait with his companions following in the...

Meatless Friday..

Meatless Friday..

   Eggless Leek and Potato Latkes With Chunky Applesauce    I know, I’m meatless every day; so what’s the big deal about Friday? During Lent, I try to find very basic meals to add the element of fasting for the Lord.. However, these were so popular, I may have to move them to another day of the week:       DILLED YOGURT 1 cup unsweetened plain soy yogurt 1 Tbs. chopped fresh dill     LATKES   6 medium Yukon gold potatoes (11/2 lb.) 1 pinch salt 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs. olive oil, plus more for frying, if necessary 1 medium leek, white and pale green parts halved and cut into 1/4 -inch-thick slices (22⁄3 cups) 2 Tbs. plain dry breadcrumbs 6 sprigs dill, for garnish     1 | To make Dilled Yogurt: Stir together...

Multitudes on Monday

Multitudes on Monday

Now brethren, we urge you to praise God. That is what we are all telling each other when we say,  Alleluia.   —St Augustine           Linking with the ladies at Suscipio   Moments of Gratitude   :: flocks of wild parrots :: winter blue sky :: attending Mass on Thanksgiving :: mashed potatoes :: banana cream pie my sister bought me from the Amish village :: no turkey for me  : ) :: my future daughter-in-law :: husband and children :: the promises of God in impossible circumstances     In the Kitchen   :: Moroccan Vegetable Soup :: Tilapia, winter squash, brown rice :: Green Spaghetti :: Veggie Burgers :: Chinese Tofu and Lettuce Soup (don’t tell my boys about this one)     Praying    :: a family need–...

~Mimema~

~Mimema~

      I’ve been tagged by my friend Joyce for a a ‘meme’ that originated with mulier-fortis….He apparently has a new kindle– to which I haven’t yet succumbed. Not that I haven’t tried; it just doesn’t work out for me.   We are asked in this ‘meme’ (an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture..The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα Greek pronunciation: [míːmɛːma] mīmēma, “something imitated), to name three of our favorite religious books, followed by tagging five others to do the same.   I encounter two problems with this. First, I have no idea how to narrow my choices down to three. There are...

Santa and Soup

Santa and Soup

  St Nicholas of Myra     No southern girl worth her salt would attempt to make soup without a seasoned black pot. Even though it’s 85 ° here, this is still one of my favorite dishes to serve on the feast of St Nicholas, the fourth century man famous for charitable deeds and pastoral care. His legend is the basis for the figure of Santa Claus and is one of the most popular saints in the Roman and Orthodox church. He was imprisoned during the Diocletian persecution (303-05), and attended the first ecumenical council of Nicaea (325). That’s a far cry from the image most children have of the jolly old man at the mall who will take your list of wishes and make them all come true. From Europe the lovely custom of giving gifts during the...