The Joyful Mysteries of the rosary and the horrible experience of a bad marriage and an abortion detailed in the life of Jennifer here. Amy had blogged earlier last week a link to Jennifer’s other experiences on her way back to her Catholic Faith.
In Genesee, NY…
From the CFR Homepage:
I recently spent a beautiful week at Our Lady of the Genesee Abbey in Piffard, New York giving a retreat to the Trappist Community there. It was a beautiful experience. The chanting of the office, the silence of the monastery and the good cheer of the monks were all a shot in the arm, which I very much needed.
Of course this particular monastery was known for years for producing Monk’s bread. This used to be sold in the New York area, but the demand was so great in their own area that it’s no longer available in ours. One morning we were given a tour of the baking plant, which is clearly quite remarkable. It produces almost fifty thousand loaves of bread every week, all of them sealed in a beautiful plastic bag. There were complicated machines and huge caldrons of dough rising all over the place. Both the retired Abbott and the present Abbott could be seen working in the bakery. It is very encouraging to know that the Trappist life, which we all admire from a distance, is really going on and being lived in these difficult times. I asked the monks to pray fervently for the church, the bishops, the priests, deacons and seminarians and for religious orders. Some of the monks are on in years and are obviously great prayers. One of the monks, Father Thomas, is just approaching his hundredth year.
Somehow this race is getting screwier and screwier!
Where exactly is the finish line now?
- The race ending under caution use to revert back to the last completed lap, now we have to wait while scoring loops and video are reviewed to match exactly when the caution flag is thrown–which ultimately is up to NASCAR. If fans thought in the past certian drivers were being favored, this may ultimately prove to be a disaster for the sport.
- Why throw the caution flag when the accident is on the back stretch or anywhere in the last five hundred feet of the race? Just let the drivers come to the finish line and finish the race. The Busch race yesterday was a total disaster on this count. Today wasn’t much better. The flag was thrown when the car spinning was all by itself.
- Good thing Tony Stewart thought aloud last week that someone might get killed, little did anyone suspect that he was the one who planned on doing the killing. I like Stewart, but I agree with Matt Kenseth that putting a driver to the back of the back on a restrictor plate race isn’t punishment enough. Tony’s drive below the yellow line to put Kenseth off the track should have got him parked for the day.
- I’ve watched football games played in the fog, first time I’ve watched a NASCAR race on television that was almost impossible to see at times. Reminded me of the early 60′s when a snowy picture set was the norm. Wonder what this looked like in high definition?
- I used to like restrictor plate racing but it has gotten to the point with the endless rule changes that what you have now is not racing at all…they had that at one point and they lost it. Hopefully they’ll go back to it at some point.
- So in the end the car that cheated and had the crew chief suspended won the race. Why not suspend the car–who cares if the crew chief isn’t there. Obviously didn’t hurt them none, they went from last to first. Hope they were able to get the window fixed before it goes back through post race tech.