Posted February 16th, 2008 | Uncategorized

My heartfelt prayer goes out to the families and friends who mourn those lives lost in the tragic shootings in the Northern Illinois campus.  There is much recuperation that needs to be done in the hearts and minds of all of those involved.  They will need prayers so as to keep focus on how to mourn properly, learn the painful message of the cross and eventually continue to move forward in faith, hope and love.  May the angels lead those departed souls to paradise, and may the Divine Healer give peace and consolation to those who are now burdened with the sense of confusion and loss. 

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Posted February 14th, 2008 | Uncategorized

I realize that many people may be celebrating Saint Valentine – the bishop, or priest, or the martyr.  There were actually 3 different Saint Valentines according to the early church martyrology.  But in the current liturgical calendar, Catholics celebrate Saints Cyril and Methodius – two brothers who went to the Slavic nations and converted the people to Christianity. They actually helped develop the “Cyrillic Alphabet,” still used today.  I guess they really understand the most important language to communicate is the language of love of God and neighbor!

Today, when you’re smooching with your beloved, or sharing your love with that special someone, and giving gifts to your spouse, be sure to do it the way saints would do it:  with the love of God.  Remember, you’ll show your love best for these people by helping them get them to heaven!  Afterall, that’s how the Saints would show their love – no matter if you’re celebrating St. Cyril, St. Methodius, or especially St. Valentine!

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Posted February 12th, 2008 | Past Emails

Click Here to read last week’s email blast, “From dust to deliverance”

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Posted February 11th, 2008 | Uncategorized

Obviously when you log on to our website, you’ll see something different! I have to thank our whole team, and especially Curtis and Shelly for organizing our website in a more interactive, fun, creative and attractive way. They did a great job, don’t you think?

This gives us all a chance to keep up with each other a little better and to utilize the resources of our movement.

I want to also say that there’s more in the works, especially with groups such as SQPN (with the ever popular Fr. Roderick) and with CRS – Catholic Relief Services! So, if you haven’t already done so, keep up with our movement by signing up for the free weekly blasts and help us spread the mission by signging up family and friends!

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Posted February 11th, 2008 | Recipes

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 1/3 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 4–6 cups rice, cooked


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Sauté mushrooms and zucchini in 1 tablespoon of butter for 3 minutes.  Transfer to small bowl. Combine eggs, cream, salt, and pepper.  Heat remaining butter in skillet over medium heat.  Pour in egg mixture and cook until mixture is still soft on top. Remove from heat.  Sprinkle top of omelet with mushrooms, zucchini, and cheese.  Place skillet in oven and bake for about 4 minutes, until cheese melts.  Serve garnished with chopped parsley.

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Posted February 5th, 2008 | Recipes

Ingredients (serves 4-6)

  • 2 cans white beans
  • 1 onion and/or 1 leek, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 package frozen kale, spinach, or collard greens
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • Green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4–6 cups rice, cooked


Instructions:

Drain and rinse beans. Fry onion and/or leek in oil until soft. Combine all ingredients except rice in a large pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 to 2 hours, until all is tender. Serve with rice.

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