A Matter of Mummers

A Matter of Mummers

Growing up on the outskirts of Philadelphia as I did, you learn early on that The Mummers are the most Philadelphian of traditions.  What are Mummers?  If you don’t know, close your eyes, and picture Mardi Gras, Masquerade, Italian Carnavale, Three Stooges sketch...
Of Anthony and All Saints

Of Anthony and All Saints

Many converts to Catholicism like me may have had a bit of unease about the Feast of All Saints we will celebrate soon.  It wasn’t really part of my Protestant faith education, though certainly I knew the about the Communion of Saints.  We just seemed more concerned...
The Season of Clare

The Season of Clare

3 Things: ~Planting an herb garden is challenging. ~Herbs have the power to transform other things. ~St. Clare of Assisi is in the transforming business. Have you ever planted an herb garden?  I decided to in the Spring.  The seeds were like dust, so fine, flyaway. ...