Friends, this evening, while on vacation at a beach on the Eastern Seaboard, a friend invited me to visit a friend of his a few miles further along the beach. We got in the car and drove. We drove until the pavement ended. We drove onto the sand in a 4 wheel drive only area. Fortunately our vehicle has 4 wheel drive. We arrived at a beautiful house. We weren’t sure if it was the right house. I walked up the steps and peered through the glass.
“There’s a high altar up against the wall! This is clearly the place!” I said.
And it was.
And not only did I get to fraternize with like minded Catholics, I met him. He is one of the cancelled priests of the past few years. I have seen his videos and read his words. Tonight I shook his hand (kissed his hand because he’s a priest). And then I talked with him for two hours and I realized that he is the real deal.
I will leave out the details of our conversation but I will tell you that at the end of the night, I took my leave and asked him for his blessing.
I kneeled before him as he blessed me through the intercession of St, Rita.
Pray for our priests. Pray especially for him. Pray for the cancelled priests.
I understand that I may be able to facilitate a high Mass here at the beach. And the best part is that I might be able to snag a “celebrity” trad priest to assist. More to come. If I pull it off, I might actually post a picture of myself. TLM forever.
I am at the point in my long summer road-trip where I am actually on vacation. As in, I am not currently engaged in any work related activities. I am at the beach for the next week. I have a priest staying with our family. He is an old family friend and he is saying a TLM for us every day, facing the east – the literal east, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.
Life if good.
In the meantime, the posts will be light for a few days. Since it is the Octave of Pentecost, enjoy some music.
And please keep me and my family in your prayers. The drive starts up again next week.
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