Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Fifth Corporal Work of Mercy

The fifth what?  The corporal works of Mercy are ways to show charity towards others.  The fifth corporal work of mercy is "Visit the Sick."  We did this today and were blessed ourselves.

First a little background is in order.  A few years ago, my prayer group, Our Lady of Hope Prayer Group, spiritually adopted Father James DeAdder.  It turns out that he's 86 years old and lives in a nursing home.  We've been praying for him for a couple of years.  We also write to him.  Well, about a month ago, Father DeAdder invited us to lunch in his nursing home, Regina Cleri.  Today we went.

This is a picture of us.  We had a ball.  Not only the wonderful visit, but the ride on the train, the subway, the meal, the companionship, and we were even blessed with seeing a white squirrel.  
See the white tail of the albino squirrel.

For lunch, we had salmon.  It was delicious.  We made a visit to the chapel and prayed awhile.  While Father DeAdder was showing us his room, we saw three other priests' names that we knew.

Now we have more friends to pray for on our prayer list.  Thank you, Jesus.

A Priest's Day

Here is the book review I promised on Monday, for Death Comes for the Archbishop , by Willa Cather.  She really gets into the nitty-grit...