Did you hear about the student whose mother had bought him a really cheap dictionary app for his smartphone?
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
The talented musician, Ludwig, wanted little to do with the Catholic Church or its priests, which isn’t completely surprising.
I had parked illegally in downtown Fresno on Memorial Day, but I hoped a 10-minute stop to hunt urban beauty with my camera would be safe enough.
“Grant misery to me, my Lord and my God,” my mother prayed repeatedly Thursday morning.
This past week has taught me two important lessons.