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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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Happy Mexican Independence Day. #mexico #16deseptiembre

Happy Mexican Independence Day. #mexico #16deseptiembre

tiotomatillo:

September 15:  

Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  Mary’s life, as the Theotokos, was riddled with pain and suffering and yet she remained faithful.  Her fidelity was rewarded.  The lesson for us is to stand with her in the suffering of her Son, and her children and respond with faith in action.  So then, like her, our faith and action shall be rewarded.    

The cross of Christ invites us to allow ourselves to be smitten by His love. -Pope Francis #exaltationofthecross #crucifix

The cross of Christ invites us to allow ourselves to be smitten by His love. -Pope Francis #exaltationofthecross #crucifix

Paleta de mixed berries con dark chocolate. #thedeliciouslife  (at Anaheim Packing District)

Paleta de mixed berries con dark chocolate. #thedeliciouslife (at Anaheim Packing District)

by-grace-of-god:

The Holy Eucharist - The body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ, present right now on every altar of every Catholic Church in the entire world - our Source and our Summit

(via walkintothedarkwithclosedeyes)

Your birth, O Virgin Mother of God, heralded joy to all the world.
For from you has risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God.
#nativityofmary #mothermary #theotokos #catholic

Your birth, O Virgin Mother of God, heralded joy to all the world.
For from you has risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God.
#nativityofmary #mothermary #theotokos #catholic

Who sits in an old chair in front of a mirror?  Not this guy. #creepy #oculus

Who sits in an old chair in front of a mirror? Not this guy. #creepy #oculus

I had the honor to be an MC at his  episcopal ordination. I was his MC  at many liturgies. He always have me good advice and we enjoyed many great conversations. He was a good friend. Always called me “mijo”. I am heart broken to know of his death.  #bishopciriloflores good night, sweet prince and hosts of angels sing thee to thy rest. #restinpeace

I had the honor to be an MC at his episcopal ordination. I was his MC at many liturgies. He always have me good advice and we enjoyed many great conversations. He was a good friend. Always called me “mijo”. I am heart broken to know of his death. #bishopciriloflores good night, sweet prince and hosts of angels sing thee to thy rest. #restinpeace

#mole  (at El Mercado De Los Angeles)

#mole (at El Mercado De Los Angeles)

by-grace-of-god:

~ The Power of the Holy Rosary ~

For never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood."  ~ St. Louis de Montfort

(via life-gift-love-eternal)

Francis was grounded in Christ. Francis identified with Christ. Francis put on the mind of Christ. Nothing and no one could diminish Francis’ ability to recognize his beloved Jesus in robbers and sinful friars and men and women who were dominated by desires contrary to God’s love. From his heart of compassion and love, Francis saw their deep need of God. He reached out with God’s love, which dwelt within his own heart, to touch the unknown yearning in the heart of the other. #franciscanfridays #saintfrancisofassisi #brotherfrancis  (at The Grotto Portland)

Francis was grounded in Christ. Francis identified with Christ. Francis put on the mind of Christ. Nothing and no one could diminish Francis’ ability to recognize his beloved Jesus in robbers and sinful friars and men and women who were dominated by desires contrary to God’s love. From his heart of compassion and love, Francis saw their deep need of God. He reached out with God’s love, which dwelt within his own heart, to touch the unknown yearning in the heart of the other. #franciscanfridays #saintfrancisofassisi #brotherfrancis (at The Grotto Portland)

Hello, Hello.  (at Pepino’s on Hawthorne)

Hello, Hello. (at Pepino’s on Hawthorne)

No trip to Portland is complete without a visit to #voodoodoughnuts  (at Voodoo Doughnut)

No trip to Portland is complete without a visit to #voodoodoughnuts (at Voodoo Doughnut)

In today’s gospel reading Jesus says to Peter, “Get behind me satan”.  It is not a rebuke of Peter himself rather a rebuke of the evil one, the father of lies who would have us believe that we can be Christians without embracing the Cross. Jesus tells is to bear our cross. It’s not enough to simply carry it, we must also bear it as a sign of our witness of Jesus. Lift high the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.  (at The Grotto Portland)

In today’s gospel reading Jesus says to Peter, “Get behind me satan”. It is not a rebuke of Peter himself rather a rebuke of the evil one, the father of lies who would have us believe that we can be Christians without embracing the Cross. Jesus tells is to bear our cross. It’s not enough to simply carry it, we must also bear it as a sign of our witness of Jesus. Lift high the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. (at The Grotto Portland)

at The Grotto Portland

at The Grotto Portland