Good morning all! 'Tis a very sunny but chilly nonetheless one here in New England. Claire Bear had some frost to get off of Ruby before driving her back to campus early this morning. The kids were very helpful this morning in making sure everything got done: trash, dishwasher, feeding the cats, etc. while I prepped tonight's dinner.

Speaking of the cats, they got into quite a fight this morning that Abby had to break up. Later once the kids were all on the bus, I went into the living room and found several balls of fur from their squabble -- enough to make a new kitten. I quickly scooped it up lest it work its way into the wood stove intake fans.

Click to see the book at Audible

Click to see the book at Audible

I went to the morning Eucharistic liturgy before heading to work. On the way down I listened to more of my audiobook, "When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers" by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio. I particularly liked today's chapter as it was about St. Cyprian. Despite being a graduate of St. Cyprian school, his contribution as an early Church leader was something I never really had a good understanding of. I may rip just that chapter and send it to my dad and sibs so that they might have an understanding of the persecutions and controversies of that time.

As usual I've got code to debug and refine today. I'm hoping to catch tonight's Body Step class before reaching home for dinner. And of course I'm hoping the roast turns out. It's my first time with this recipe. Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and I'm using my annual Employee Designated Holiday to spend the day with my kids who have the day off from school. I'm a Veteran of the USAF, why not? Perhaps we'll also get them to the Veteran's Day parade.

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Click to go to the audiobook

Click to go to the audiobook

Via one social network story I saw that Scott Hahn had an interview, "How Jesus Changes Everything" about his upcoming book, "Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does)". Knowing that a lot of Hahn's stuff gets released as an audiobook (I wish more Catholic writers did), I swung over to Audible and whatdya know... they have the audio version. Ordered!

First though I'm going to finish my current audiobook from Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, "When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers". I love reading about the Christian leaders from first few hundred years. As Blessed John Henry Newman's is quoted as saying that "to be deep in history is to cease to be protestant."

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From this morning's Magnificat...

I long to see you making your home in the cell of self-knowledge, so that you may attain perfect love, for I know that we cannot please our Creator unless we love, because he is love and wants nothing but love. If we do know ourselves we find this love. Why? Because we see our own nothingness, that our very existence is ours by grace and not because we have a right to it….it is all given to us with boundless love. Then we discover so much of God’s goodness poured out on us that words cannot describe it. And once we see ourselves so loved by God, we cannot help loving him.
— St. Catherine of Siena
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