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Like this vid for the newlyweds!

Our newlyweds have entered a video contest. The assignment was to shoot a 2-minute video telling why you love St. Louis. The winner gets free rent for a year at downtown’s hottest new address, The Laurel. The contest is now closed for submissions and the winner is to be announced in January. That would be…

Our patron for the 2011-2012 school year

Every fall we choose a different patron saint for our school year. For the 2011-2012 academic year we have chosen St. Louis, King of France. For one reason or another we were having a hard time choosing this year. Today in Mass it just came to me. Was it because we were at the Cathedral…

Treasures of the Earth

The 19th annual Gem, Minerals, Jewelry & Fossil Show and Sale will be held Friday – Sunday, August 19 – 21. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for ages 6-17. The show is held at the Bridgeton Machinists Hall, 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd (MO I-270 at St. Charles Rock Rd.)…

Help not needed, at least not this kind

Saint Louis Catholic posted today about an offer, from the City of St. Louis,  to “help” homeschooling parents. Read his post  “Homeschool Help” from the City of St. Louis? Um, No Thanks, and remember, according to  Missouri statute 167.042 RSMo, registering with the recorder of deeds or the school district is purely optional!

Eucharistic Congress, St. Louis — June 24-26

June 24-26, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is hosting a Eucharistic Congress. Special guests will include Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Archbishops George Lucas and Robert J. Carlson, recording artists Audrey Assad and the Ike Ndolo Band, Miguel Arias of Loyola Press, CatholicTV’s Fr. Robert Reed, and many more. Get the details: Schedule of Events Free…

The Marines are coming!

Semper Fi! The third annual Marine Week will take St. Louis by land, air and sea, June 20-26.  During the week, seize the opportunity to man the helm of the revolutionary MV-22 Osprey; climb aboard a M1A1 Abrams tank; jump in the cockpit of the AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter; and take your best shot on…

Friday Field Trip: Cinema at Citygarden

Cinema at Citygarden, organized by Cinema St. Louis, is a juried film competition open to St. Louis-area filmmakers. Participants created short works that incorporated Nature as a key element. The three winning films debuted today on Citygarden’s video wall. We’re very excited that the first-place award went to “Nature’s Variation,” directed by my future son-in-law…

Alive in the Body of Christ!

That’s the theme for the Archdiocese of St. Louis 2011 Eucharist Congress to be held June 24 – 26. I was at the last Eucharistic Congress ten years ago and I plan to be at this one too. An Invitation from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Ten years ago, the Archdiocese of St. Louis held a…

L’amour Du Coeur

April 22 – May 1, 2011 was National Dance Week! If I hadn’t been somewhat distracted by our recent tornado I would have blogged about it before hand! Our dance studio’s company, Midwest Ballet Theatre, performed with 49 other local dance groups in St. Louis at Union Station. Isabel and Max are company members. This…

Good Friday tornado!

At around 8 pm Good Friday a tornado ripped through our neighborhood. We are all fine and the house has only minor damage. Power was been off for 3+ days. We did lose an incredible amount of trees. I posted this dogwood pic on Friday. Compare the skyline to the one I took Saturday morning.…

Where am I?

At the St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Conference, of course! We’ve got a wonderful schedule lined up and a variety of great vendors will be there. If you are in the St. Louis area, I hope to see you there! Saturday , 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Includes a Continental breakfast and boxed lunch. 7:30 –…

St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Conference vendors

The following vendors will be at the upcoming St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association’s 2011 Catholic Homeschool Conference, April 15 & 16. I can’t wait! Be sure to grab one of our SLCHA totes, only $10, to put all your new-found goodies in! Benedictine College Bethlehem Books Brennan Innovators, LLC Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart…

St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Conference

The St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association’s annual Catholic Homeschool Conference is just a couple of weeks away. This is one of the largest Catholic homeschool conferences in the midwest. If you are in the St. Louis area, I would love to see you there. This year, our featured speakers are Tom & April Hoopes. Other…

Annunciation: a day to celebrate, not fast

According to a letter from the Office of Sacred Worship to Priests and Deacons of the Archdiocese of St. Louis: The Office of Worship would just like to remind you that Friday March 25th is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. This day is celebrated as a solemnity, and thus, in accordance with…

An iPhone app for the Archdiocese of St. Louis

The Archdiocese of St. Louis, with the creative and technical expertise of Jeff Geerling, released an iPhone app today: The Archdiocese of St. Louis now has an app for the iPhone, Catholic STL! The app helps the faithful of the Archdiocese find parishes and Mass times, see the latest news from the Archdiocese, and pray…

Monks’ vespers on the air

This Tuesday, February 8 at 2 pm, Covenant Radio (WRYT) will air a recording of the St. Louis Abbey Benedictine Monks’ Solemn Latin Vespers of the Immaculate Conception. Can’t wait? Listen to the chant online, whenever you like, at the St. Louis Abbey website.

St. Louis Eucharistic Congress planned for June 2011

Save the date for the Archdiocese of St. Louis 2011 Eucharistic Congress to be held June 24-26. The general schedule is as follows: Friday, June 24 7:30 p.m., Archbishop George Lucas will give a presentation followed by Benediction and light refreshments at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Saturday, June 25 An all-day Family Event,…

2011 St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Conference

Mark your calendars! The dates for the St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association’s 2011 Catholic Homeschool Conference are Friday, April 15, 6 – 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This is the largest Catholic homeschooling conference in the greater St. Louis area. Our featured speakers this year are Tom & April…

Backstage at the Nutcracker

Here are the Joffrey Nutcracker at the Fox party scene kids from cast A. They gave three wonderful performances! As you can see, Audrey was very pleased with her little blue sailor suit. It was an incredible experience for everyone.

This week it’s all about the Nutcracker!

The week we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Tuesday we have costume fittings and rehearsal. Wednesday rehearsal is onstage at the Fox Theatre. Thursday is dress rehearsal with the Joffrey dancers, and Thursday night is the first performance. It’s a rigorous schedule for kids and parents, but well worth the effort. And, it will…

Congrats, Cardinal Burke

This morning in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI elevated His Excellency Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, to the sacred College of Cardinals. It’s nice to have a friend in high places!

Who are those Nutcracker kids?

Ever wonder who those kids are and why they get to dance in the Nutcracker with the world famous Joffrey Ballet? This info came today in an email from Dance St. Louis: Each year 118 local children dance in the production after three intensive months of rehearsals following a rigorous audition process. These children all…