26 May 2012

So, this is what 48 feels like. . .

Thanks to all who have sent greetings and good wishes on my feast day and birthday!

After Mass this morning, I was serenaded by a group of folks with "Happy Birthday."

Strange.  I don't feel 48 yrs. old.

God bless, Fr. Philip Neri, OP
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10 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Pater! Ad multos annos!

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  2. You're only 48 if you decide to use your date of birth as your starting point. If you decided, instead, to base your age on some other date (like my date of birth), you'd be a fresh 18-year-old.

    Just a suggestion.

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  3. You are like a fine wine, you keep getting better with age. Happy Birthday, Fr. Philip Neri!

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  4. Happy birthday! And how would you know how 48 feels? You've never been 48 before, have you?

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  5. Happy Birthday Father, remember that old ain't dead.

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  6. Happy birthday, Fr....

    For whatever it's worth, you're younger than my mother, so you're not too old in my book... :)

    God bless.

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  7. I just turned 48 today...still feel 47y

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    1. Happy Birthday, Fr. Andrew! I thought you were much, much older than me. . .it's that aura of Wisdom that surrounds you. :-)

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  8. Father Philip,

    Happy birthday, albeit a few days late. I just discovered your blog today, thanks to a comment you posted on MCJ. My wife and I are registered parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Seattle, WA, (Western Dominican Province) where we yesterday celebrated the second anniversary (by the liturgical calendar) of our reception into the Catholic Church. As a 66 year old, I could comment that it doesn't necessarily get (physically) better with age, but I can also attest that, had someone told me at 25 or 30 that I would feel this good approaching 67 years of age, I would have questioned that person's grasp of reality.

    All of that said, I look forward to reading your sermons, et alii, and will endeavor to provide such feedback as I hope you will find constructive.

    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer

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    1. Martial, welcome to the Church and HancAquam! Please give the friars at BS my greetings. I joined the Order at 35. If I could travel back to 1999 and tell my 35 y.o. self where I am theologically and spiritually at 48, my 35 y.o. self would probably die of shock. I look forward to your comments.

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