Outside My WindowIt is a crisp fall day with the wind blowing the leaves off the trees in a steady stream of falling color. Autumn is my favorite time of year and I am grateful for the beautiful scenery that the Lord paints during this season.  I am thankful……that my son has recently had the opportunity to begin Altar Serving at our parish. What an honor and privilege it is for him and a joy to watch for my husband and I. Serving at the altar has given him a new and deeper reverence and understanding of the Mass.A dear friend and mother of a the seminarian who trained my son shared this video with me  – it is a much watch for all Altar Servers and gives a moving display of the great dignity of their role in the Mass. I am going……to the Adoration Chapel this afternoon for some much needed time in the presence of the Lord. If you have never spent time in prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament, I invite you to do so.  St. John Vianney says:”Our Lord is hidden in the Blessed Sacrament, waiting for us to come and visit him….See how good he is! If he had appeared before us now in all his glory, we should not have dared to approach him; but he hides himself like one in prison, saying: “You do not see me, but that does not matter; ask me for all you want…”I am reading……The Consuming Fire: A Christian Guide to the Old Testament by Father Michael Duggan.  This is a text for an Old Testament Scripture class that I am currently taken and I am loving every one of it’s massive 688 pages. I am learning……about the Old Testament and how the experiences, struggles, sins, and victories of the Israelites have

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