• Books,  Religion

    Edgar Allan Poe’s Poem to the Blessed Mother

    “Hymn” At morn–at noon–at twilight dim– Maria! thou hast heard my hymn! In joy and woe–in good and ill– Mother of God, be with me still! When the Hours flew brightly by, And not a cloud obscured the sky, My soul, lest it should truant be, Thy grace did guide to thine and thee Now, when storms of Fate o’ercast Darkly my Present and my Past, Let my future radiant shine With sweet hopes of thee and thine. -Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Religion

    Pope Francis’ Lenten Message

    From Pope Francis’ Lenten Message: Indeed, Jesus “worked with human hands, thought with a human mind, acted by human choice and loved with a human heart. Born of the Virgin Mary, He truly became one of us, like us in all things except sin.”

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  • Family,  Kids,  Outdoors,  Religion

    Easter Egg Hunt At Shrine of St. Anthony 2013

    First Easter Egg Hunt at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD. The Friary had 2000 eggs; Fr. Michael said they didn’t know whether they would end up with 2 kids with 1,000 eggs each, or too many kids and not enough eggs. It was a very large turnout, but I think everyone got some eggs. Preston loved running to get the eggs. Olivia asked me to carry her to them. :) The Hunt started at 10am, with Father Michael saying “Alleluia” as the start word…by 10:10 I’d say all the eggs were found. We visited Fr. Joe at his “farm” plot behind the Shrine. He raises chickens…

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