St. Katharine Drexel

We were attending a Craft Fair on the campus of the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine this past Saturday.  We decided to take the tour of the Shrine after hearing of its impending closure in January.  It seems they’ve sold the campus and are moving St. Katharine to somewhere in Philadelphia.

The campus is beautiful and the tributes to St. Katharine are amazing.

So much history and good works.

St. Katharine gave hope to the poor, Native Americans and African-Americans.  Providing healthcare and education to the poorest Americans.

I found this block in the walkway inspirational 🙂

To top it off they had a photo op with the Pope in the lobby.  How could is this place?  Um…VERY!  It’s sad that they campus is closing.  I’m glad I got to visit before that happened.  St. Katharine is an inspiration and gives me hope that not all rich people are greedy and soulless.  In today’s climate I wasn’t so sure about them.

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The Killing Will Not Stop Because Our Congress Simply Doesn’t Care

Sutherland, Texas – Murdered at Church, 27 by assault weapons, on November 5, 2017. Injured by murderer 20.

Las Vegas, NV – Murdered at public Concert, 59 by assault weapons, on October 1, 2017.  Injured by murderer 241

Plano, TX – Murdered at Work, 9 killed on September 10, 2017.  Injured by murderer 1.

San Francisco, CA – Murdered at Work, 4 killed on June 14, 2017 – Injured by murderer 2.

These are just 4 examples of this disease in our Country.

When will this be listed as domestic terrorism?

Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Speaker of the House had this to say…

When asked about the backlash on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” show, Ryan said the criticism was “disappointing” and said “people who do not have faith don’t understand faith,” and claiming the “secular left” is responsible for some of the “disunity” in the U.S.

“It is the right thing to do in moments like this because, you know what? Prayer works,” he said. “And I know you believe that and I believe that and when you hear the secular left doing this think, no wonder you have so much polarization and disunity in this country when people think like that.”

 

The “disunity” comes from the Republican Party and President Trump.  Heck, Republican Steve Scalise was shot and almost died but came back to say he’s all for the Second Amendment and the rights of mentally ill people to have access to guns (I’m paraphrasing, of course).  Every time a white man in America kills we are told to hold off on judgement, takes some days to get a hold of our emotions and pray.  When a Muslim man runs over people in NYC and kills 8 of them President Trump rushed to twitter saying he would okay Gauntanamo Bay for him.  No time to reflect or pray…ACTION.

Why is there no action here…again?  Why is okay in America to kill children?  Why does our Republican Congress have more empathy for Gun Manufacturers  in American that victims of Gun Violence?

Mostly I wonder….HOW IS AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?  Children died on Sunday praying.

Inaction will kill more children but Congress doesn’t give a fig!!!

Oh Halloween…I Miss You Already

The First.  Everything is the First in our new home.  This time it was the first Halloween.

We didn’t get many Trick-or-Treaters but I managed to have a great time.

There he goes our first Trick-or-Treater.  He was a little guy dressed as Batman.  His Dad was enjoying the Trick-or-Treating too.   He was so cute!  Batman, by the way, is the best Halloween Costume ever!

It was pretty cold outside and the moon shone crisp in the evening sky.  In short, it was perfect!  Next on our Holiday Hit Parade is Thanksgiving.  This weekend I will switch out the decorations.  I can’t wait.  To have our own home is beyond thrilling for me.  I’m like a lucky Trick-or-Treater who just got the full size candy bar!

Life is good 🙂

On A Hot Autumn Day

Today has been another hot day in the neighborhood.  It was colder in August than it is now.  I want it to be cold or cooler, not 85 degrees!

I haven’t been outside much in the last 5 days because of the heat and humidity.  Today I forced myself to go out to the farm for some Autumn cheer even if it was 85 degrees.

Things are starting to turn brownish.  Very Harvest looking which is wonderful!  The farm is preparing for the winter and sowing the crops.  I love having this place near me.  Suburbia isn’t the same as wide open farmland.  To have this to look at everyday is soul cleansing.  It gave me the boost I needed today.  Now Mother Nature is done with Hurricanes and Heatwaves we can get on with Autumn, thank you. 🙂