Archive for February 2016

The Curmudgeon of all Saints: Saint Polycarp

The Curmudgeon of all Saints:  Saint Polycarp
I wrote this four years ago on St. Polycarp’s feast day.  Learning about the saints is learning the history of our faith and church.  When you’re feeling a bit cranky, you can tell people you’re just following in the footsteps of this early saint. Polycarp (155? or 166?) is the curmudgeon of all the saints.... Read more »

I found God in Van Gogh's Bedrooms

The explanation of the three different bedrooms as you enter the exhibit.
I made a trip to The Art Institute of Chicago to see the Van Gogh’s Bedrooms exhibit.  The exhibit runs through May 10, 2016.  I know the phrase “must see” is overused, but this really is a one of a kind exhibit that is being done only in Chicago, so it really is a “must see.” I wasn’t... Read more »

Lunar New Year 2016 at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church

Many Chinese businesses and private residents have lions guarding the entranceway.
Lunar New Year 2016 at St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church was celebrated on Sunday, February 21.  This is the Year of the Monkey. This year the celebration was special.  Archbishop Cupich was one of the celebrants.  He has a great sense of humor and seemed to enjoy himself throughout the celebration. If you’ve never been... Read more »
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Where should we live when we retire?

Where should we live when we retire?
My husband and I are planning our retirement. We’ve talked about our expenses and how we’ll manage our money. The main topic is where should we live when we retire? I’ve looked at lists and articles about the best places to retire, but as I read the statistics to him, I find myself wondering, “Would... Read more »

Facebook Memories: On This Day

This was in my memories as my first profile picture for my blog in November, 2010. It's also when I joined Facebook.
I’m sure whenever you log into Facebook, you’ve noticed the Facebook Memories: On This Day.  It can either be seen through a friend’s sharing of their memories or there’s a tab on the left of your newsfeed under “Apps” that you can click on and see your own. Sometimes I wonder what’s in other peoples’... Read more »