about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
- DPPL 27: Saint Gregory the Great
- EG 288: With Mary, Mother of the Living Gospel
- DPPL 26: Liturgical Families
- EG 287: Mary, Star of the New Evangelization
- Outclassed Clarets
- Aparecida 67 – Free Trade Agreements and More
- Timid and Turpid
- EG 286: Mary the Missionary, the Mother
- Difficult Prayers
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Category Archives: Spanish
One of my new favorite Spanish words, the one for “bee.” I love the lightness of the “ha” sound, just the right lift to suggest the fluttering of wings and the buzz over flowers.
One thing I like a lot about Spanish is the expression for certain human conditions. In English, we say, “I’m sleepy.” Or, “I’m hungry.” I will need to get used to using the Spanish verb tener, to have. Instead of … Continue reading
One of my favorite greetings to our 17-year-old cat is, “I count on Count.” Mi gato bello. People who meet him think he’s female, but he’s always been a “man’s cat,” as my wife says. Lately, he’s been spending a … Continue reading
Cleaning things out, one of my staff colleagues unearthed an old Bible. She gave it to me. What do you think of it? Looking at the illustrations within, it reminded me of the Good News Bible. I may be able … Continue reading
Family matters have obliged me to cancel my planned trip to Honduras next month, but I’m consoling myself with expanding my vocabulary and working on my verbs. One fantastic (macanudo) idiom I’ve been taught is the Latin American expression for … Continue reading
The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.
On my morning bike commute to the parish, I’ve been practicing counting forwards and backwards in Spanish. The relationship between different languages fascinates me. And the patterns of numbers is almost as cool as the blooming trees in my neighborhood. … Continue reading
After about a month (January) of neglect I’m trying to resuscitate my Spanish studies. One of our parishioners who offered to help me with conversation last month started speaking to me in Spanish the other Sunday and I completely froze … Continue reading
The word of the day: el escritorio I love this Spanish word.