Month: July 2017

Rest In God – Enjoying & Caring For Creation

In these recent days, I have been taking time for rest and relaxation.  For months, people have been encouraging me to take advantage of all that Alaska has to offer, and that is what I am doing in these days. As you hopefully know, one of the great wonders of Alaska is the salmon.  Last week, at the generosity of several good folks, I flew to Illiamna for a few days of fishing for Red Salmon on the New Halen River. While the veterans among us generally caught their limits, I on the other hand […]

Congratulations To Bishop Elect Andrew Bellisario – And To The Diocese Of Juneau!

At Rome Noon Today, Pope Francis named Fr. Andrew Bellisario, CM, Bishop of Juneau.  Fr. Andrew is presently serving as the pastor of the Co-Cathedral in Anchorage, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish. Fr. Andrew is just completing his first year as pastor at the Co-Cathedral.  He is a wonderful priest and a great administrator.  Mostly, he is warm-hearted, and with his Vincentian missionary spirit, will be a fine new Bishop for Juneau. I have had the opportunity to watch Fr. Andrew in action on numerous mornings when I attend Our Lady of Guadalupe for weekday […]

Visit to Holy Family in Glennallen

This Sunday started early, with a 6:00 departure from home to make the 3 hour plus drive to Glennallen for a 10:00 Mass at Holy Family.  After a day of rain Saturday and last night, the early morning was quite fresh, clearing skies, but plenty of low clouds and patchy fog.  Everything was so green and clear.  The Alaska terrain still takes my breath away, while some parts of it are so exhilarating!  For instance, after the heavy rains yesterday, I drove along one river that came up next to the highway, and it was […]

Photo Tour Of Pallium Pilgrimage

With the Pallium pilgrims all now safely home, one final blog entry to share some memories of this grace-filled journey.  Anchorage is ten time zones from Rome, so you can only imagine the time it takes to travel home.  After an 11 hour and 30 minute flight from Rome to Dallas, then two hour flight from Dallas to Los Angeles, where we literally walked off that plane and on to the one that would carry us to Anchorage, another five hour flight got us into Anchorage shortly before Midnight last night. A good friend asked […]

Renewed In Faith For Mission; Pallium Pilgrimage Concluding

We are in the final hours of this Pallium Pilgrimage. From the very beginning it was clear that Our Lady and Our Lord had a divine hand in this visit to Rome.  We are blessed to celebrate three significant Solemenities or Feasts, including: Tuesday, the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help – at the Shrine of the original Icon; Thursday, the Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul – at St. Peter’s Basilica, with the Successor of Peter, Pope Francis, Today, the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Feast day tomorrow, where miraculous image […]

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