Friday, December 15, 2017

A typical day

When someone throws fifty holy cards in the font, someone else has to fish them out.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Margarita plus

Stephen's drink had another drink sticking out of it.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Amazing Andrew Wyeth

We went to see the Andrew Wyeths at the SAM this afternoon. Quite amazing. My favorite was his self-portrait of his feet in swashbuckling boots that had belonged to his father, the great N. C. Wyeth.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday night

Eggnog with rum and GBBO. The perfect Saturday evening.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The tree

The Christmas tree is up! Just about everything we love is well represented!

Monday, December 4, 2017

At the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

I went to a lunchtime concert featuring the ridiculously talented Joanna, Rebecca, and Linda.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

At Redmond Lights

It is quite amazing. They had fireworks AND fire breathers.

Fringe benefits

A front row seat for Madre de las Americas is definitely one of them!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Different kinds of relics

All manner of Blessed Solanus Casey relics!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tommie and Hairy

Here they are vying for their favorite seat on my laptop case.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

We had a happy Thanksgiving with some of our favorite people. Hope you did too!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wildlights 2017!

We made our annual trip to the Zoo to see the lights in pouring rain! It always rains. We ate kettle corn, rode the carousel, saw sloths and Komodo dragons, and took some family photos that probably won't win any awards.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Tommie is sitting on my lap sticking her tongue out for no apparent reason.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

More scenes from the Beatification

Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, and about 60,000 laypeople.


The recipients of several of Solanus' miracles were there. One lady with a genetic skin disease was praying at his tomb for a long list of people. When she got to the bottom of her list, she had a strong feeling that told her, "ask for yourself." She did and was instantaneously cured.

A job well done

Sister Anne and Brother Richard, the vice-postulator, after the Mass. On to the canonization!

Bringing up gifts

Sister Anne, of course!

Still at the Beatification

You never know who you are going to run into.

At Ford Field

The great event is about to begin!

Still at the Cathedral

It is not the most effective renovation but there are some beautiful things.

Sacristy tour

The Cathedral rector just happened to come by and gave us a tour. The Sacristy is quite glamorous and there is a "cloister" that leads you to the Cathedral.

Detroit Cathedral

We had two hours free this morning, so we went to see Detroit's Cathedral, named in honor of the Blessed Sacrament. It was the fifth Cathedral for the diocese and was actually expanded from a posh parish church. The Bishop's residence is nearby, a vast mansion with carriage house. It used to be the Cathedral Rector's residence but when the diocese sold the original Bishop's mansion (a mere 80,000 square feet) the Bishop took it over.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Blessed Solanus

You know you're a Blessed when....

With his priest brothers

Of the sixteen Casey children, three became priests.

Father Solanus relics

We got to see one of the notebooks where Father Solanus recorded the prayer intentions of everyone who came to visit him. We also got to see his violin and his habit which was frayed and patched.

At the tomb

We prayed at the tomb of the new Blessed, which was guarded by Knights of Malta.