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Musings of a Southern California guy. My blog reflects my life as: Gentleman, Scholar, Chef, Foodie, Artist, Enlightened Being, Son, Brother, Lover, Friend and Child of God.

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Even in the midst of total darkness, stand firm and let your light shine. #saintfrancisofassisi #brotherfrancis #light

Even in the midst of total darkness, stand firm and let your light shine. #saintfrancisofassisi #brotherfrancis #light

Obtain for us now a new ardor 
born of the resurrection, 
that we may bring to all the Gospel of life which triumphs over death.
Give us a holy courage to seek new paths, that the gift of unfading beauty 
may reach every man and woman.
(Evangelii Gaudium #288)
 #easter #popefrancis #evangeliigaudium #pascua

Obtain for us now a new ardor
born of the resurrection,
that we may bring to all the Gospel of life which triumphs over death.
Give us a holy courage to seek new paths, that the gift of unfading beauty
may reach every man and woman.

(Evangelii Gaudium #288)
#easter #popefrancis #evangeliigaudium #pascua

"As they were looking on, so we too gaze on his wounds as he hangs. We see his blood as he dies. We see the price offered by the redeemer, touch the scars of his resurrection. He bows his head, as if to kiss you. His heart is made bare open, as it were, in love to you. His arms are extended that he may embrace you. His whole body is displayed for your redemption. Ponder how great these things are. Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind: as he was once fixed to the cross in every part of his body for you, so he may now be fixed in every part of your soul." Augustine of Hippo #goodfriday #catholic #jesus #crucifixion 

 (at Bear Creek Abbey)

"As they were looking on, so we too gaze on his wounds as he hangs. We see his blood as he dies. We see the price offered by the redeemer, touch the scars of his resurrection. He bows his head, as if to kiss you. His heart is made bare open, as it were, in love to you. His arms are extended that he may embrace you. His whole body is displayed for your redemption. Ponder how great these things are. Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind: as he was once fixed to the cross in every part of his body for you, so he may now be fixed in every part of your soul." Augustine of Hippo #goodfriday #catholic #jesus #crucifixion

(at Bear Creek Abbey)

Evagrius of Pontus writes:
“The breast of the Lord is the knowledge of God; he who rests upon it is a theologian.”
A theologian, in other words, is one who has listened to the Lord’s heartbeat.  I invite you to carry this beautiful image of The Beloved Apostle sitting with the Master at the #lastsupper as you celebrate #holythursday and the sacred #triduum #catholic #holyweek

Evagrius of Pontus writes:
“The breast of the Lord is the knowledge of God; he who rests upon it is a theologian.”
A theologian, in other words, is one who has listened to the Lord’s heartbeat. I invite you to carry this beautiful image of The Beloved Apostle sitting with the Master at the #lastsupper as you celebrate #holythursday and the sacred #triduum #catholic #holyweek

#holythursday #triduum #catholic

#holythursday #triduum #catholic

Stand strong like the mighty buffalo.

Stand strong like the mighty buffalo.

Birthday blessings. #popebenedictcxvi #popeemeritus

Birthday blessings. #popebenedictcxvi #popeemeritus

Priceless memories with these great friends. I’m glad to have spent the weekend with you. #coachella #coachella2014

Priceless memories with these great friends. I’m glad to have spent the weekend with you. #coachella #coachella2014

#calvingarris #coachella2014 #coachella

#calvingarris #coachella2014 #coachella

#lightweaver at #coachella #coachella2014 #coachellawatercolorseries

#lightweaver at #coachella #coachella2014 #coachellawatercolorseries

"You can’t blame gravity for falling in love" Albrert Einstein #coachella2014 #coachella space man #coachellawatercolorseries

"You can’t blame gravity for falling in love" Albrert Einstein #coachella2014 #coachella space man #coachellawatercolorseries

Big #redrobot #coachella2014 #coachella

Big #redrobot #coachella2014 #coachella

#coachella2014

#coachella2014

#coachella spaceman #coachella2014

#coachella spaceman #coachella2014