28 March 2012

Home again in Austria

It was an exhausting week long tour of the United States, and I am glad to be back again with Lisa and the kids. Thanks to all of you who took care of me on my journey, and sorry I missed the rest of you. Time was too short for much visiting, but if the trip bears fruit then we will be seeing much more of you all from this Summer onward. We have fixed our timeline, by the way, in case any of you are interested. July 5 will be our first day back in the USA. And we're all looking forward to it.

17 March 2012

Feast of St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick's day to all, and happy belated to Vincent and Brigid.

(for Vince)

(for Brigid)

12 March 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Mom/Nana! 
With love from all of us!

10 March 2012

Novena to St Joseph

Please join us in praying a novena to St Joseph petitioning for success in our search for happy employment. The novena will last from today, March 10, until March 18, the eve of St Joseph's solemn feast day. I'll also be flying in for a couple of interviews on the feast of St Joseph. Here is the prayer we are using:

To thee, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our tribulation, and having implored the help of thy most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. Through that charity which bound thee to the immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which thou embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg thee to graciously regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with thy power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful Guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be propitious to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness; and, as once thou rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God's Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by thy constant protection, so that, supported by thy example and thy aid, we may be able to live piously, to die holy, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.
St Joseph, pray for us.

07 March 2012

Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Apotheosis of St Thomas
~Francisco Zurbaran