Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Old Garage

Richters Garage in Wilmington where my Dad was a mechanic. He raised a good family doing this humble work. It's not about large salaries that makes for a happy family.

St. Charbel

On this day, the Church honors St. Charbel, the holy Lebanese Monk who spent the last 23 years of his life in solitude as a hermit. Many miracles have been attributed to him. For more info, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

St.Padre Pio

On going through my slides, I found this one. An old photo taken in 1918 or thereabouts of the Famed Stigmatic Franciscan Priest, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. This particular picture was taken in the Friary Garden where he lived and died. His body had the 5 wounds of Christ imprinted on it–the incident happened in 1918 when he was alone in prayer in the choir loft. He wrote the details of the experience to his Spiritual director in whom he confided with many letters which were released after his death in 1968.
His life is full of the most amazing gifts of the holy spirit, one of which was the ability to bi-locate to parts of the world to help souls in need while never leaving his humble mountain friary. He could read hearts as well- and those who came to confess to him in the sacrament of penance will testify that if they tried to hide any serious sins, he would start naming them, where they took place, and how many times! It could be very un nerving for the man or woman who came to him out of curiosity only.

At his canonization in Rome on June 16, 2002, one can see that this man has touched millions worldwide.

For more photos and a more about his amazing life, CLICK HERE.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Me and my sisters about 1959

Are we the Cuties! Here we are in 1959 or so, Me and my two lovely sisters (Maureen on the Left and Patty in the middle) on Easter Sunday in our Easter clothes showing off our Easter candy. Back then, all the girls wore hats and gloves to Mass. I think I had a suit jacket but must have taken it off for this picture.
We're sitting on the front steps at our house in Lakewood. I still remember the address: 2719 Denmead Street.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Little Brother comic strip

I'm working up an idea for a little comic strip called 'Little Brother'. Here are a few preliminary stylings. It will be about a community of fun loving Capuchin Franciscans. The main character will be Little Brother who gets into all kinds of  innocent mischief.