Thursday, March 29, 2007

Happy Birthday, Cody!!

My Man turned 12 on Monday. Count down to two teens in the house...Sigh...

More snow...

In honor of last weeks foot of snow AND the fact we are supposed to get more snow next week. I thought I would post a couple of spring(?) pictures in Gaming... (C'mon sun!!)

Breathing with both lungs...

I had to share a very unique experience that occurred over the weekend. First, a bit of background. One of the particularly unique things about The International Theological Institute is the close association of both Latin and Eastern Rites. There is about a 50/50 split between students from the East and from the West. In fact, we have more Eastern Rite priests here than Latin Rite. We have 6 Eastern Rite priests and 2 Latin Rite.

A bit ago I posted some pictures of the Byzantine Chapel (here). Well, over the weekend the Chapel was consecrated. It was an amazing thing to behold. I was unable to be in the chapel during the consecration because it couldn't hold the amount of people. However afterward, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Kartause Maria Thron. That may not seem like that big of deal. Lots of chapels and churches are consecrated. Yep. I agree. The unique thing was who attended the shindig. There were two Cardinals (one Latin Rite one Eastern Rite) and 7 Bishops!! It was an incredible sight as the East and West met with such esteemed people. The vestments, the Liturgy, the chants, the incense, the icons - it was amazing. The Liturgy was prayed in German, English, Old Slavonic, and Romanian. So I wanted to share a few pictures here and then refer you to a picasa web album of the pics I took. The Cardinals were Christoph Cardinal Schönborn and Lubomyr Cardinal Husar. I am unsure of the Bishops names. (click on pics to enlarge.)

Consecration of the Altar by Bishop Hlib Lonchyna.
The Two Cardinals and Bishops

The Two Cardinals - (the boy in the glasses peeking over Cardinal Schönborn's shoulder is Zach.)

The entire group around the altar. I think there were about 20 priests there, also.

Please check out the rest of the pictures here.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Sorry about not blogging much lately. Between school and the new baby, we are swamped. I hope things loosen up a bit soon. (However, they won't until the semester is over - who am I kidding? :-))

Anyway, I hope the weather in Idaho is great. We had some nice spring days, but we are now in the midst of a snow storm that is giving us the most snow of the entire year put together! It looks like January 20th not March 20th. Crazy Gaming weather!

We hope and pray that this Lent is a time of growth in holiness for you and your family.

Friday, March 09, 2007

"And the Tony goes to..."

"For best Supporting Actor............Zach Lee! In his role as Fleance in the Kartause Community children's production of MacBeth! He didn't have any lines, but as you can see from this picture there is intensity and fear as he runs from the soldiers. The Production was directed by students from Franciscan University. All of the actors and actresses were children ranging in ages from 7-16. I was amazed how well they did. It was a fantastic evening.

In Mr. Lee's acceptance speech, he gave all the glory to the Lord and hoped that he would get to go to Disneyland.