Wednesday, January 27, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Br. James 40th birthday outing

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!

3 comments:

St. Michael the Archangel said...

The bit about the tongues on fire gets me laughing every time! You have a gift of words, my friend! =D

Patrick said...

Thanks! I'll be posting more soon, hope you come to enjoy another visit soon. May St. Michael grant you a lifelong of protection and defense.

St. Michael the Archangel said...

Thank you Patrick, after speaking with Fr. Joe this weekend, I think I will be coming up for my first visit in the next few months.

God Bless!

Michael

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