Day 19 – Selfish vs. Selfless and a Daily Examination of Conscience

Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Many moons ago, when I taught 3rd grade CCD, I did a lesson every year with my students on selfish vs. selfless. It was a precursor for them learning the works of mercy the next year, but it was also to get them thinking outside themselves. The lesson centered around Read More

Day 18 – The Last Friday in Lent: a Pep Talk to Myself

Friday, April 3, 2020 – “The forty days of Lent run from Ash Wednesday up to but excluding the Mass of the Lord’s Supper exclusive.” (Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, Title II, III.28) It is hard to believe that Lent is still going AND that this is the last Friday in Read More

Day 17 – Mawage…Mawage is What Brings Us Together Today

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – Andrew has been home every day for about two weeks, and it has been quite the experience. Believe it or not, we’ll be celebrating 16 years of marriage in just over two months. Given our governor’s proclivity to keep extending our “stay-at-home” order (already set at June 10th), we’ll probably Read More

Day 16 – Mrs. Flusche’s Saint Calendar is Off (sort of)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – Don’t y’all wish this was one big April Fool’s joke? I’ve always hated April Fools, but for once I’d be on board with someone shouting “Gotcha! April Fools!” Oh well… Side note, April 1st is generally connected to the change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian. Anyhow, someone asked Read More

Day 15 – Virginia: “Hold my Fishing pole!”

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Yesterday a new (read: mostly unchanged) executive order was handed down. A lot of people panicked, some cheered, and most everyone didn’t actually read it. For those who want to follow along at home, you can read each of the executive orders by clicking on the links below: Executive Order Read More

Day 12 – One Totally Normal Thing Happened this Lent

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – I think we can all agree that this has been the Lentiest Lent we have ever Lented! Nothing seems normal. However, tomorrow is Passion Sunday. It is the Fifth Sunday of Lent and marks the two-week countdown to Easter. And…it was our chance to do one normal thing this Lent. Read More

Day 11 – Papal Blessings and TV…a (nearly) 125 Year-Old Tradition

Friday, March 27, 2020 – Today is a historic day. Pope Francis will give the Urbi et Orbi blessing at 6 PM Rome time (1 PM EDT). In Latin, “urbi et orbi” means “to the city (of Rome) and to the world.” The blessing has a plenary indulgence attached to it if you “do your Read More