A new lease on life

The lead up to my cancer surgery in April of 2014 was brief. As I was being rolled into the operating room for the biopsy the previous January, one of the attending physicians at Lahey Burlington mentioned, almost casually, that they had seen a dark area in the corner of my… Read More »A new lease on life

Music and the human spirit

Thanks to a Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law, I was at Symphony Hall this past Friday afternoon with Fr. Roland. Marcelo Lehninger conducted two Beethoven pieces, the Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus and the Emperor concerto, and finished with the 5th symphony of Tchaikovsky. Javier Perianes was the featured… Read More »Music and the human spirit

A book in hand

Undoubtedly, there are advantages to reading from a tablet or an iPad. Cost, convenience while traveling, storage capacity, font flexibility all favor the electronic device over the traditional book, to say nothing of environmental concerns and the elimination of all that paper. Clearly, electronic is the reasonable way to go.   But sometimes rationality… Read More »A book in hand

Catholic Publishing

The Augustinians of the Assumption sponsors Bayard Publishing, a Catholic Publishing company that publishes Catholic Digest, Living Faith, Living with Christ, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, and Catechist. They also publish books, booklets, digital products, and a popular newspaper in France, La Croix. Visit Bayard’s website: