Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fr. Donald Calloway's Journey to Home

Fr. Donald Calloway has been to the Diocese of Honolulu as a guest speaker at least twice for Divine Mercy conferences. We certainly hope to have him again.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Where to Take a Haole Priest

When you have known a haole priest-friend for awhile now, years actually, good things happen each time he comes to Hawai'i. The unfolding of his character, including likes and dislikes, all become familiar and you learn and understand that meetings do not have to be in the same usual places and that activities can be variant.

Paddling! That's something new to experience for this haole priest-friend -- not just to me but to many locals who have embraced him as one of their own. His name is Fr. Daren Zehnle and he hails from Springfield, Illinois.

To the beach...

Paddling, it is!

A Hui Hou, Fr. Daren! Yes, til we meet again.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In Adoration

Red roses on the front left situated beside the altar
where the Monstrance sits, was my inspiration

Adoration is a great way of praying for our priests.
Any type of prayer will do, even a poem such as this...

In Adoration
By Easter Almuena

Wine-colored contours
In graceful stand
Elegant and poised
Yet soft and dainty

Bordered by flowerets
Looking like angels
Lime blades akin to guards
Held by vintage vase

All in pursuit
Of the Beloved’s gaze
In the quiet of a corner
While adoring

I sit in the same nook
To get a glimpse
Of the peaceful Bread
With its life beating in me

Red roses with entourage
Their beauty their prayer
And mine this poem
For Jesus in adoration

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