From Fr. Gillespie

Who Was That Masked Man?

Mar 14, 2024 Comments Off on Who Was That Masked Man?
June 18 @ 9:37 am

In the early 1950’s most of the homes in my neighborhood did not possess televisions. So, without fail at 7:00pm on Thursday evenings, many of the neighborhood children would meet…

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Wonders of Egypt with Fr. Joseph Gillespie

Feb 5, 2024 Comments Off on Wonders of Egypt with Fr. Joseph Gillespie
June 18 @ 9:37 am

Travel Opportunity: Wonders of Egypt with Fr. Joseph Gillespie, O.P. November 6-18 Discover the wonders of Egypt on a 5-star, luxury tour including Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria and a 4-night cruise…

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I Hear You Knocking, But You Can’t Come In

Jan 19, 2024 Comments Off on I Hear You Knocking, But You Can’t Come In
June 18 @ 9:37 am

Once the rhythm and blues song, “I Hear You Knocking” started to play, it was hard to sit still. The seductive syncopation of the melody and the gyrations of the…

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“Do you love me?” “I suppose I do.”

Oct 27, 2023 Comments Off on “Do you love me?” “I suppose I do.”
June 18 @ 9:37 am

Often, when I hear the question, “Do you love me?” I think of a beautiful scene in the movie, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Tevye, the rabbi-like milkman, asks his wife…

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What’s Important and What Isn’t?

Jul 26, 2023 Comments Off on What’s Important and What Isn’t?
June 18 @ 9:37 am

While waiting for someone to answer the front door, I noticed a note addressed to the fire department. “In case of a fire, please save the following pets: two cats,…

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The human mind and a parachute are helpful only when they are open.

Apr 28, 2023 Comments Off on The human mind and a parachute are helpful only when they are open.
June 18 @ 9:37 am

The calendar next to her bed contained the picture of a man falling from a plane clutching a parachute in one hand and a closed bible in the other. The…

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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

Jan 28, 2023 Comments Off on Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened
June 18 @ 9:37 am

The weekend was embraced by death. Funerals on both Friday and Monday focused my faith and expanded my sense of hope. Amid tears of grief emerged smiles of joy, creating…

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