Father Leonard Mary Revella of EWTN returns to Fitchburg & Medford MA Oct 26th-30th (plus Oct Indulgence Calendar)UPDATE price drop of Boat trip and Bus leaving from Fitchburg

Here’s some big news from WQPH 89.3 FM Fitchburg. Fr. Leonard Mary Revilla is coming to Massachusetts.

Here is the flyer as a PDF if you wish to join us

You’ll want to sign up for those events ASAP. I’ll be at the Fitchburg and tentatively at Boston events (by Land)

In all the excitement I forgot to post about the October Indulgence Calendars. They are available for Download here

The full calendar for October

The Blank Calendar

Feel free to use the blank calendar at your parish to make your own indulgence calendar.

UPDATE: Some good news for those who wanted to go on the Boston Land and Sea event.

The bus for the event will start in Fitchburg at the Madonna of the Holy Rosary Church. Be there for between 6:45 and 7 AM. From Fitchburg it will go to Medford for the 8:30 Mass at St. Joseph’s church. After mass the bus will head into Boston as planned. The land event will continue as planned for $90 in the North End, but the price of the sea portion has dropped from $240 down to only $150

So call now at 781-391-1496 to reserve your spot now!

30 Tips to Stay Married 30 (31) Years: #25 Take Lucy’s Advice on Starting (or ending) the Day Right

Last year DaWife and I went to see the Red Sox sweep the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta and after the series took a run to EWTN to meet up with a lady by the name of Lucy who is familiar to EWTN viewers as the lady who is at the daily mass each morning wearing a white alb.

I interviewed her for my Interviews with Immigrants series but she also took the time to speak to me and my wife and gave us a bit of advice.

Lucy told us to make sure that every single day we tell each other that we love each other and thank each other for being our spouse.

Now this might seem a rather trifling thing but I think it’s not, particularly if it’s at the start of the day.

As we already noted first impressions matter, when the 1st impression of the day is anger, it’s easy for anger to come from it.

But when the 1st impression of the day is positive a different direction beings.

I think Lucy’s advice is worth including here with one small caveat.

You can consider either starting OR ending the day with that expression of love and gratitude.

A day that starts well has a great chance of ending well but a day that ends well can make the difference for the day that will follow.

And remember none of us are promised tomorrow, so if you start or end the day with that expression of love and gratitude if that last day comes unexpectedly, you will not have to regret failing to say those words when you had the chance.

So a hat tip to Lucy for the one Tip that came from outside our marriage

The 30 tips to date:

Interviews With Immigrants Lucy from Vietnam (and EWTN’s Daily Mass)

Lucy and me EWTN studios Irondale Alabama 9-6-18 (camera date was off)

The Latest in my series of Interviews with Immigrants is the incredible story of Lucy from Vietnam which I conducted during my trip to EWTN studios in Alabama at the beginning of the month.

If you are a person who regularly watches the Daily mass on EWTN you have seen Lucy in her white alb as she has not missed a mass in ten years.  If you’ve ever wondered who she is and wanted to know her story, here is your chance to hear it.

I had planned to get this interview up earlier but the Kavanaugh stuff ate up all the oxygen on the net

The full Interviews with Immigrants playlist:

Philippe: Haiti

Hanna:  Iraq

Alvin:  El Salvador

Maria:  the Dominican Republic (translated by Christian from Puerto Rico)

Lucine: Cape verde Islands

Donald:  Cameroon

Margaret Mary, England.

Lucy, Vietnam

And the updated map