Monthly Archives: June 2012

Time Traveler

I traveled recently to the year 1662.  And 1789.  But I’ve spent a lot of time in 2012 too. There is great beauty to be found in the connections we’re able to feel between our past and present as members … Continue reading

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Life Fiesta

This Sunday, I was privileged to attend a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the ordination of a priest who serves in our church. It was a joyful and moving evening, a time of communal and personal thanksgiving. The Spanish-language … Continue reading

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Except for the Tour de France, I never watch sporting events on TV, but once when my dad was visiting — he who could keep up with a  baseball game and a football game and a golf tournament all at … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Your Head, It’s Saint Alban’s Day!

Every now and again there comes along in the rota of Saints’ Feast Days very special saints that I have had the pleasure of writing about here in the Daily Cup.  Wonder of wonders today is THE day for us … Continue reading

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One of the things we know about the 17th century metaphysical poet George Herbert’s life is that he was loved as a child by a vivacious and learned mother in a house filled with music and ideas, and that when … Continue reading

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Grace, Interrupting

This morning, as I was trying to pray my morning office, the phone rang. This was unusual, as people don’t often call me that early. I interrupted my prayers, in case it was my mother, but saw an unknown D.C. … Continue reading

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Many years ago when I was on staff at the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, I was working on the reorganization of Senate committees.  A few people from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress were … Continue reading

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