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New Miami Archbishop Wenski!

April 20, 2010 2 comments

Today was announced that Miami Archbishop Favalora is retiring and the new bishop will be Orlando Bishop Thomas Wenski starting on June 1, 2010.  WOW! I’ve been praying for Bishop Wenski for years, with hopes that he would return back to his “home” diocese of Miami.  He was an auxiliary bishop here for years before becoming bishop of Orlando in 2004.  I don’t think they could have found a better candidate.  He has always been a strong advocate for the Haitian community.  He’s fluent in Creole, Spanish, English and (of couse) Polish (my background as well).  He will be welcomed with open arms by everyone, I’m sure!

I suspect we will see some changes with new Miami Archbishop Wenski, but not right away.  From discussion from my fellow seminarian friends from Orlando, I get the impression that Bishop Wenski is a very dynamic bishop that challenges and demands a lot from his priests.  Our diocese has challenges, just as all do, so I hope the transition is well received and fruitful without the need to totally “new wine skins.”

“When I was in Orlando, I used to tell the priests that I would not ask them to work harder than I did. To the priests of Miami, I say the same. And priests do work hard – and our people do appreciate that; and, they have every right to expect that: not that we burn ourselves out but that we burn ourselves up with love for them and for the Lord.” — Archbishop Designate Thomas Wenski

Thank you Archbishop Favalora for your loving Fatherhood to us all and welcome home Archbishop Wenski!

God bless & stay holy!

Today’s statement from Miami Archbishop John C. Favalora
Today’s statement from new Miami Archbishop Designate Thomas Wenski
Archbishop Designate Thomas Wenski history (Curriculum Vitae)
Coat of arms for Orlando Bishop Wenski

In this season of Confirmations, here is a great homily by Bishop Wenski at a Confirmation Mass.

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perhaps + Spanish Lord’s Prayer + NT culture + Argentinian food night

January 8, 2008 1 comment

Multiplication of 5 loaves & 2 fishMASS – (Fr Santos) — [half sandwich Christmas giftJesus’ multiplication of 5 loaves & 2 fish.  A supernatural miracle by Jesus … or PERHAPS a selfish crowd was moved to give from their personal stash.  — Maybe?  Just as fantastic of a miracle. Perhaps.

SPANISH 2 – (Dr Jimenez) — this is the second semester (the second part – I didn’t fail!) of Spanish 2.  Among other things, we went over the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish (especially since the version in the Spanish Liturgy of the Hours books is completely different):  [Lord’s Prayer in various languages]

President Bush praying (in Spanish)Padre nuestro, que estás en el cielo
Santificado sea Tu nombre;
Venga a nosotros Tu reino.
Hágase Tu voluntad
En la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día.
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden.
Y no nos dejes caer en la tentación;
líbranos de todo mal.
[Porque Tuyo es el Reino, el Poder y la Gloria por siempre, Señor. Amén.]

Argentinian food night @ St John Vianney College SeminaryNEW TESTAMENT – (Fr Michael) — today, we started the semester with the Cultural Settings of the New Testament.

CULTURAL FOOD NIGHT — today was Argentinian Food Night for dinner.  Great!

DOTS — “rejoice + divine compassion + slavery + freedom + sons of God” — watched Live Free or Die Hard

ten piedad + soccer + lawn movie night

October 11, 2007 Leave a comment

SPANISH 2 – (Dr Jimenez) — Spanish mid-term on chapter 12.  — “Senor profesor, ten piedad de nosotros, por favor!”

SOCCER — with the stressful exam week, we had an evening of soccer (non-tournament) after dinner and played until we couldn’t see the ball anymore.  — I was ball boy, again
soccer night soccer night soccer night

lawn movie nightWALK-IN MOVIE NIGHT — 8pm tonight we had a different kind of movie night for our last evening together before the weeklong “Mid-Semester Break.”  We laid out on the grass & watched “Norbit” projected onto a wall outside.  — Great idea!  Need more OFF!

Alka-Seltzer + esterder

September 6, 2007 1 comment

Alka-SeltzerMASS – (Fr Alvarez) — today’s Gospel reading of Jesus calling the trusting apostles to be “fishers of men” was well illustrated by an Alka-Seltzer commercial (“Try it, you’ll like it!”).  Sometimes we have to venture out of our familiar comfort zone and into the unknown for various reasons (fear, inadequecies, selfishness, etc), but the Lord calls each of us (uniquely) to trust His direction and “learn something new” that should surprise us in the “best way.”  — Amen.  Easier said than done, but baby-step are still moving.

SPANISH 2 – (Dr Jimenez) — Yo “failo” (I need the past preterite form) the review test (chapters 1-11) with a 48%, but surprisingly (and somewhat relieved) that some did worse.  I definitely need to step up my catch up work, or it’s gonna hurt all semester.  Learned a new word (that doesn’t exist) — “esterder” — I need to think of a good definition for it.  Any ideas anyone?  Kermit?

RECTOR’s CONFERENCE – (Fr Michael) — part 3 of a series on “Reason, Formation & Relationship with Christ.” I’ll post some excerpts separately.