Wednesday, January 27, 2010
10:52 PM | Posted by Patrick | Edit Post
All eleven of us Mercedarians, casually dressed, caravanned to Chinatown in Philadelphia for the second day of festivities for our beloved brother James. Fortunately, he was able to speak quickly the Cantonese necessary for our large order. Noticing our large crowd at the door they ushered us to the upper room. How biblical is that? I imagine if we ate more of the hotter dishes we could have ran out with tongues of fire, but that's a whole different analogy. God bless the cooks!
Besides our birthday boy, Fr. Eugene, the veteran novice master was honoring us with his presence. Despite my brief encounters with Fr. Eugene, his rapport with the brethren is obviously an indication of a deep love of this paternal and gentle figure within the community. May Our Lady and Lord bless him and Brother James with many more years of service!
- Mercedarian Novice, photographer, humorist, handy-man, fence-builder, prayer warrior, lover of Eucharist and Blessed Mother and Holy Mother Church.
- How did I get here?
- Front of the Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy
- Selections of art at the Philadelphia Art Museum
- A fine unique picture of Our Lord Jesus
- Mental muscle
- Here is the cook in the kitchen. Don't miss the h...
- Dragoon soup
- Gathered at table in the upper room of the Chinese...
- Half walnuts with breaded jumbo shrimp drizzled wi...
- China Town restaurant pick
- Delivering bread
- Br. James 40th birthday outing
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