As Lent approaches, we are reminded that this season offers us a new beginning. Pope Francis describes Lent as a “journey of spiritual renewal in the footsteps of Christ.” During this season, we are called to turn our hearts and minds back to God, to return to the Lord who offers us the gift of […]
Author Archive: Edward Monti
Ed is a devout Roman Catholic who loves people, animals, nature, cooking and of course all things Catholic. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York of first generation Italian American parents. He is married to a wonderful faith filled woman and they share their lives with a wonderful Great Pyrenees named after the Arch Angel Raphael. Ed works on Wall Street and assists at daily Mass during his lunch hour. He enjoys spending time with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration and is an Extraordinary Minister of the Blessed Sacrament in his home parish.
“And he said to him, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by. And there was a great and strong wind, tearing apart the mountains, and crushing the rocks before the Lord. But the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, there was an […]
“The name is strange. It startles one at first. It is so bold, so new, so fearless. It does not attract, rather the reverse. But when one reads the poem this strangeness disappears. The meaning is understood. As the hound follows the hare, never ceasing in its running, ever drawing nearer in the chase, with […]
My first grade teacher was Sister Theresa; the year was 1971; the place, Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY. Sister Theresa was a sweet, blonde, chubby cheeked Irish nun who wore a crisp white habit including the head veil. She had a knack for calling us to attention with a Spanish word or phrase (even though there […]
August 5, 2015 was just another ordinary day or so I thought. Traffic was light and I got home early. As I crossed the street on my way home from the bus stop, a black car, traveling on the wrong side of the street, struck me. Pain seared through my body and disbelief in my […]