This day is significant for me for two reasons: the pope has left the Chair of Peter - and it's my mother's birthday. She would have been 91 today.
An email I received this morning had nothing to do with either the pope or my mother but included the following quote from Dorothy Day:
Reading that I couldn't help but think of my mother's grilled cheese sandwiches, meat loaf, shepherd's pie (with top and bottom crust) and, on cold winter nights, hot butterscotch pudding over vanilla ice cream.St. Bonaventure said that after the long fast of our Lord in the desert, when the angels came to minister to him, they went first to the Blessed Mother to see what she had on her stove, and got the soup she had prepared and transported it to our Lord, who relished it all the more because his mother had prepared it. Of course...
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