Saturday, September 16, 2017


This weekend the Blessed Mother received beautiful flowers arranged by friend Mary R., who also did flowers for Number Five's wedding. These are a gift to Our Lady in thanks for prayers answered, as her fmaily has some very good news this week after many prayers. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

English class at the parish

Husband is my assistant teacher and native-language-consultant this year at the parish, and in the first class we had five countries represented. This class is something I have gotten to love, and am so glad he has embarked on it with me. For the past two years I had a faithful assistant, a young man who would jump in to help at any point and would never miss, but he got a English teaching position in Ecuador.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Missing Number Six

I am definitely not the only one... she and Husband would often have intellectual conversations at lunch time. Husband was quietly finishing lunch and looking at her framed picture... and he exclaimed, sadly... "I miss her!"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lunch date

Homeschool friend Katie K was int own, we had lunch togtehr ad I heard about Hurricane Irma and how it affected her two kids who are students at Ave Maria in FL. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Teaching Homeschool Co-op

Yesterday I taught my first coop class at at local interdenominational Christian coop. Every one of my 12 students was polite and respectful, and not one lived in town--they all live in farms in every direction of the compass, have animals and numerous siblings! We are doing some art projects and Mapping of the World with Art which is a fabulous curriculum, one I used many years ago at Tutoring Center.

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11, prayer by Pope Benedict

O God of love, compassion, and healing,
God of peace,
God of understanding,
Comfort and console us,
strengthen us in hope,
and give us the wisdom and courage
to work tirelessly for a world
where true peace and love reign
among nations and in the hearts of all.
Pope Benedict, at Ground Zero, in 2008

Sunday, September 10, 2017

A sweet facebook post

I never forget when he came home from that trip telling me all about meeting Rev. Bean, and his beautiful family in the train. And of course lots and lots about the Vatican Latinist. 


We were overjoyed to receive this happy news, but are bummed that we can't make it.
Miz Grace, Leo, and I met Gus in the summer of 2010 in a virtually empty train. Gus was 17 years old, riding the Hiawatha from Chicago to Milwaukee with a guitar on his back. He heard me teaching Leo some Latin from Oerberg's "Lingua Latina" (which I taught at our parochial school) and he told us he was on his way to study Latin under the legendary Father Reggie Foster.
As a result of meeting Gus, by sheer divine providence, Deacon Latif Haki Gaba and I were able to sit in on one of Father Foster's classes. It was a real privilege!
We remained in touch with Gus over the years through Facebook, and friended his mom Ana Braga-Henebry as well. What an extraordinary family!
Thank you, M Augustine Braga-Henebry for sharing your joy with us!Congratulations and God's richest blessings in Christ. You are in our prayers of thanksgiving!