I realize how blessed I am to be able to take a vacation.  I know that there are many people who don't have the opportunity to do such and I am indeed very grateful for the ability to come back to Rhode Island and visit with my mom and family.  It's good to get away. Besides spending quality time with family, it's good to see the change in the leaves this autumn, and to visit places that have given me spiritual graces along my journey.  Places like http://abbey.msmabbey.org/ where I go for evening prayer and spend time before the blessed sacrament.

The visit back to the seminary http://www.blessedjohnxxiii.edu/ for my 5th anniversary of priesthood was a good time.  There were 7 of the 13 who were able to come back for the celebration.  As always, it's good to see and hear all the war stories that my classmates from Seminary have been through.  It was also good to see some of the Priests and people who guided and taught me during the 4 years that I was there.

Well, the Yankees are out - and you all know my feelings as I made my annual pilgrimage to Fenway park as I always do when I come home, although closed, it's just what a good Sox fan does!

Blessings on your week ahead - Peace!