• Learning ‘rest’ of life’s story

    In the past few years, my husband and I have made it a tradition to eat Christmas dinner at a nearby inn that serves a humongous buffet.

    Without fail, every time we go I bemoan the fact that my stomach can’t accommodate large quantities of food.

    I’ve seen people eat stacks of pancakes the size of Rhode Island and whole sides of beef and think that maybe I can do that too, but I can’t.

  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth celebrate 200 years

    Much of this history was taken from the monologue the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth used in its opening ritual ceremony Saturday. The ceremony kicked off the celebration of the congregation’s 200th anniversary.


    In 1812, Bishop David sent out a call for young women to come teach the children in Nelson County.

  • Behold, the saving lion

    Early one Saturday morning I was on the treadmill at the gym watching “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” on the TV in front of me.

    TLWW is the first of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia allegorical series about a wonderland that’s taken hostage by an evil witch.

    In the part of the movie that caught my attention, the boy, Edmund, finds himself in Narnia, in the snow, shivering in his pajamas, robe and slippers.

  • Religion Notes for Dec. 2

    Kids at the Creek ministry

    “Kids at the Creek,” a children’s ministry of Mill Creek Baptist Church, will host a “Supper with Santa” at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. The cost includes chili and/or hot dogs with all the fixings as well as a drink. Each child can decorate their own Christmas cookie and hear the story of Christmas read from the Bible by one of Santa’s helpers. Santa will appear after the story. Be sure to bring your own cameras for photo opportunities with Santa.

  • Nazareth Sisters to celebrate 200 years of history Saturday

    On Dec. 1, 2012, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will mark the 200th anniversary since its founding on the rural church property at St. Thomas Church farm.

    But the Sisters aren’t waiting until then to start celebrating. In what will be a year-long series of events leading up to the 200th anniversary, the SCN family will kick off its bicentennial celebration 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Crimmins Hall on the Nazareth campus.

  • Catholics to experience change in Mass

    After saying Mass for 31 years, the Rev. Bill Hammer, St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral, has it down pat. But he might need to refer to his notes to deliver Mass this Sunday.

    Catholics in Nelson County and throughout the English-speaking world can expect a few permanent changes in the language Sunday.

    The English Mass is changing for the first time in 40 years starting this weekend, which is also the first week of Advent. It will be the first change to the Roman Catholic Mass since the second Vatican Council.

  • Religion notes: November 22, 2011

    Old Gospel Barn gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26. Special guests will be Blessed, Silas Eisenbeck and the Cumbos. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.


    Kids at the Creek ministry

  • A thankful waiting

    As I am writing this column, I am anticipating the convergence of the secular and religious calendars this week which brings together the celebrations of Thanksgiving and a few days later the First Sunday of Advent. In many ways this convergence of celebrations focuses for us the way that we are to live our lives every day.

  • Religion Notes: Nov. 18, 2011

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Victoria Tsangari will be in concert 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Loretto Motherhouse. The recital, “Piano Poetry & Prose” is inspired by literature. Tsangari, visiting assistant professor of piano and theory at Kentucky State University, teaches studio and class piano, theory, and aural skills. Born in Cyprus, she received the Advanced Certificate Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music (London) in piano at 16. She holds degrees from Lawrence University and the University of Oklahoma, where she studied piano and pedagogy.

  • Love the Lord in all you do


    Senior Minister of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    On the walls of our schools, our license plates too, our money, our bumpers, our T-shirts — who knew some people would want so many signs of our God covering nearly all that we’ve got? 

    In Deuteronomy 6.4-9, Moses says, “Love the Lord our God” all the time. He said to keep the words in our hearts.  Let kids hear us say, “I love the Lord” in our homes and when we are away.