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My current projects:

I am currently working with the Emmaus Group on a number of different studio projects. We are preparing for a show at ArtCentral, on the theme of "Love" using semi-blind contour drawing. I look forward to seeing the results - it should be very interesting!

St. Peter's web site

I am also currently working full time as Coordinator of Youth Ministry at St. Peter's parish in Calgary, as well as coordinator of RCIA, web master, and coordinator of Vacation Bible School and the Christmas Pageant, in addition to various office duties.

Studio News: Check out the ART pages to see the most recent catalogue of paintings.


Gordon is busy with his work as a landlord's agent, and also with his favourite hobby of scroll saw wood work. He's finished all of his Christmas shows, and is already thinking of ideas for next year!


Mom plays the clarinet for the Foothills Concert Band, Rocky Mountain Concert Band, and Cappy Smart (Firemen's ) Band.

News from Mom:

Mom played at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Cappy Smart Band, in June of 2009. I'm extremely proud of her. happy dance

Ron is still the President of the Burma Star Association, which is an association of veterans who fought the Second World War in Burma. The Burma Star Division, also known as the 14th Army, fought in the Far East from December 1942 until August of 1945.Although the 14th Army numbered over one million soldiers, and was the largest Commonwealth army in all of history, it is only now that history books are beginning to be written about its exploits in battle.

For more information, go to the Burma Star Historical Notes home page.Click on the link to access the notes.


Best Line Seen this week:

Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist;
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~ G. K. Chesterton

(See previous Great Lines here.)


May 5th

FEAST OF THE DAY

St. Judith, also spelled Jutta, was born at Sangerhausen near the beginning of the thirteenth century. Judith was married at the age of fifteen to a nobleman and she used this call to devote herself to the Lord and to her family as a wife and mother. Judith used St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who died in early in the same century, as an example for living in holiness as a married woman. Judith's holiness served as an example to her husband and her children and her whole family copied her example of holiness and dedication to the Lord.

After several years of marriage, Judith's husband died while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Judith was left to raise their children alone. Judith cared for her children until they left home. After this happened, she sold all she owned and retired into religious life. Judith lived as a hermit and gained a wide reputation for her holiness and the Lord used her to touch many lives. St. Judith died in the year 1260. She is the patroness of Prussia and of widows.


October 15

Feast of the Day

St. Teresa of Avila - Saint Teresa was born in Avila, Spain, March 28, 1515. She died in Alba, October 4, 1582. She was a reformer, a visionary, and a mystic.She founded many Carmelite convents, with stricter rules than they had been used to.The reforms established by St. Teresa resulted in great spiritual growth for the nuns under her care. She also wrote three very important books: her Autobiography, the Way of Perfection, and the Interior Castle.


 

See you again next week!

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