"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, June 12, 2015

New Priests, and St. Francis de Sales.

My Slow Takes

1. The counter top was installed on Monday. Lights to brighten up the kitchen and kitchenette are next. 

2. June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the Triple Crown. The last horse to complete this was Citation in 1948. June 6, 2015, Dee, her Mom and I watched American Pharaoh win the Triple Crown. He is the twelfth horse to earn the title of Triple Crown Champion.
Congratulations to his rider Victor Espinoza and trainer Bob Baffert.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez

3. St. Francis de Sales, “Five Steps to Spiritual Serenity.” 

Step One. “Choose to live a life of devotion.”
Step Two. “Prayer.”
Step Three. “Practice Virtue.”
Step Four. “Turn away from sin.”
Step Five. “Rest, Retreat, Renewal.”

The process that St. Francis has laid out seems simple enough. However it is not easy and requires a conscious effort on my part. Fortunately I have seen progress in my spiritual journey. I’m more relaxed, have a daily prayer time and scripture reading, and devote time to family, friends and church. Read the complete process at “Oblates.Org.” It is one page and can be downloaded here.

4. Ordination to the Priesthood took place Saturday morning, June 6, 2015 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Please welcome our new priests, Father Daniel Cogut, Father Matthew Kiel and Father Nicholas Mammi. The three men shared the stories of how they chose their vocation at "The Catholic Virginian."

Fr. Danny, Fr. Matthew, Fr. Nicholas (Photo by Dee)

5. FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer is in Canada this year. June 6 through July 5. The United States team looks good as they won their first game against Australia. They face Sweden on Friday June 12. You can follow the teams at FIFA.

U.S.A. Woman's Team

6. I have some “Hovel” miniature figures that have been sitting around for awhile. They are part of a small “Tavern” diorama on my list. When I paint I start with a gray primer. The photo shows the group with chairs, a bench and three legged stool. The next step will be addition of base colors, flesh for the people and brown for the furniture. I will post more photos as I progress.  

7. Dave Mallett - “Garden Song”

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum,” where Kelly is hosting more takes.

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