07 November 2009

Thanks for the prayers (UPDATE)

I am very grateful for the outpouring of prayers for Mama Becky!

Please add me to your list. . .

Along with thesis-writing anxieties, I am revisiting old "issues" and contemplating old choices.

Ah, memory!  Wasn't it St. Augustine who noted that memory is a blessing and a curse?

We can leave behind who we were. . .but who we were never leaves us, uh?

UPDATE @ 4.08pm:   Just got off the phone with my mom. . .she's been moved to an isolation unit.  The docs suspect swine flu.  She's in very good spirits, complaining about the lack of a decent shower. 


  1. Dear Father Philip, I feel a strange urge to share with you what a wise person told me when I was looking into a 3rd Order vocation: Vocation isn't just what we do for God; it's also what God does for us.

    Maybe that's timely, maybe not, but anyway you're in my prayers.

    All the best to you.

  2. Anonymous3:53 PM

    Complaining can be a good thing. She feels like complaining, that is.

  3. opey's right, when they feel good enough to be ornery it's a good sign.

    however, I will pray for you...just read an interesting post on old baggage....must be a theme.

  4. Anonymous2:18 AM

    Dear Father,
    I will pray for you and may I please ask you and your readers to pray for a very special intention?

    It is rather private but urgent.

    thank you.

    pax christi

    M. Hoxha

  5. Prayers from Texas for you, your Mom and M. Hoxha.

    In Christ,

  6. lois in Indy3:51 PM

    Praying. lois

  7. Gregg the Obscure5:14 PM

    I empathise, Padre, people react oddly when I mention that I'd like to be better at forgetting.