May 2004 Archives

In Memory


I come from a family with military on both sides. My grandfather on my dad's side was in the Navy. My grandfather on my mother's side was in the Army. I never got to know my paternal grandfather, but my maternal grandfather was one of my most beloved relatives.

He passed away two years ago on June fourth, and buried on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I could tell you that my grandfather went to fight the Japanese in World War II. That shrapnel from a grenade hit him, and that he carried shrapnel in his body probably until he died. The most notable being the large bump he had on his arm until the peice of metal was removed some 50 years later. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He would wake up every morning, and cross himself several times as soon as he got up. He was proud of me, and I of course am still proud of him. I didn't cry at his funeral, but I did ask Mary to take care of him.

Please, on this memorial day, remember all those who make a sacrifice of their lives through military service. And be sure to thank a soldier or a seaman today for his service.



Just got this in my inbox:

Hey Mr. Robert,
I just wanted to be sure and invite you to join me Tuesday night
7PM-8PM in
St. Monica's Chapel. It is truly not the same without you!
Let me know. I'm trying to adore Jesus AND record a live album!
So, any other singers you want to invite - great! Help me get the word

Thanks! and...
Michael John Poirier

Cool! I'm going to record a live album!

Of course, the audience will be much more important. The audience being Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

A week later...


Forgive me for not writing since my birthday. I have been very tired lately. Please pray for me.

I spent my birthday doing my consecration ritual. I went to a memorial mass for a deacon who passed away. I found it an interesting 'God-incidence' ,as my friend Janet would say, that on my birthday, I went to a mass to pray for a dead person. Perhaps my gaurdian angel was telling me, "Memento Mori". Afterward, I spent the night with my family at a buffet restaurant. Then, I went to my friends house to see a movie. The movie was Love Actually.

It sucked. Perhaps, that will be my first post on Popcorn Critics.

At any rate, it was good to spend the time with a couple of my friends.

Somehow, while I was talking to my friend, Kari the thought came into my head:

I wonder why the Bible doesn't say something like "What a nutty God we serve."

Sure, St. Therese of Lisieux said she loved God to the point of madness, but it's obvious God was already insane with love for us, long before He even created the universe. I serve a God who says that suffering is worth something. Yet, we live in a culture that justifies all sorts of evils because it wants to end suffering completely. Perhaps there is something or someone who is behind this quest to end the world's suffering. The devil would, at the very least, like to create the illusion that suffering is relieved through selfishness. That murdering my fellow human is ending my own suffering somehow. And, certainly, if that person is no use to society, then perhaps he shouldn't suffer either. God promises to end our suffering one day when He returns. But, if Satan is a parrot of God, then it's obvious he wants to create the illusion that suffering can be ended now on this earth.

But, that's just a passing thought.

Also Today


I forgot to mention that I share a birthday with Pete Vere, JCL. Everybody go wish him a happy birthday on one of the 1,000 blogs he writes for. He turns the dirty 30 today.



is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament

It marks my one year anniversary as a Knight of the Immaculatae

The Twenty-third anniversary since the fullfillment of the third Fatima prophecy.

The Twenty-third anniversary of the assassination attempt on the Holy Father, John Paul II

It is also my twenty-third birthday. Thanks be to God!

I feel really bad


I promised the Holy Whapsters that I'd help them along with their new Liturgical effort. They had a wish for a silk brocade, and I had enough money to grant them their wish. I had the money, but now I've seemed to have misplaced the envelope.

Please pray to the guy who hangs out above my blog. His name is St. Anthony of Padua, and he's the patron of lost things.

Holy Saint Anthony, gentle and powerful in your help, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were always ready to request for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me [request]. The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. Even so, you are the Saint of miracles. Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart is ever full of human sympathy, take my petition to the Infant Savior for whom you have such a great love, and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours. Amen

Tidbits 2


80. I like my grey hair
79. I love the Virgin Mary
78. I became a Miles Immaculatae on my birthday.
77. I love singing with the voice God gave me.
76. I wish there was a way I could record myself so people could hear me on this blog.
75. I like reading.
74. Most of the books I'm reading are borrowed...
73. ...for an indefinete amount of time.
72. I regret wasting my teenage years on abusing my brother
71. In spite of me, he turned into a pretty cool guy, and an awesome friend.
70. I pray for him all the time.
60. I'm an introvert.
59. There aren't many people whom I would truly consider my friend.
58. All I want for my birthday is a spiritual director that I can trust
57. I don't know what to think of my parish priest, which is why he is not my spiritual director.
56. Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda.
55. The best Dr. Pepper I ever drank was in Dublin, TX.
54. I miss Texas. I love Texas. I yearn to go back to Texas.
53. Texas is the best state in the union, in my humble opinion.
51. I have two nuns praying for my vocation.

Tidbits Part 1


I'm really enjoying the tidbits at Summa Mamas. I've always wanted to do a list like that, and feel that there is no time like the present to start.

100. Mark Shea would be nothing without me.
99. He stole my catch phrase, "Sin makes you stupid."
98. Luckily, he still has not stolen "Stupidity is contagious."
97. I don't believe my skin color defines my culture.
96. It more accurately defines my genetic traits, and some of my heritage.
95. I don't understand people's hang ups about skin color.
94. I seriously can't comprehend hating somebody for their skin color, or feeling like a victim because of my own.
93. I'm not Mexican. I am a United States citizen.
92. I am of Mexican descent.
91. I understand some spanish, and speak almost none.
90. My parents wanted me to have a good grip on the English language.
89. I was able to read at a 12th grade level by 2nd grade.
88. I read my first book at age 2. "Hop on Pop" by Dr. Seuss.
87. My first word was, "What?"
86. I love children.
85. I'm called to the priesthood.
84. My favorite Old Testament character is Jonah.
83. I was born on May 13, 1981
82. That's the same day that Pope John Paul II was shot.
81. As of this post, I will be turning 23 soon, and I already have grey hair.



I will be Cantoring at the vigil mass on May 16th, at St. Monica Catholic Church. The mass starts at 5:30.

If I have to sing any music like the kind that we had today, I won't be looking forward to it. However, people do tell me that I have a gift, so if you are interested in hearing me sing, come and worship the Lord with me.

Can somebody please help me understand the appeal of the song, "Lord of the Dance"? It seems that around the third verse, we're talking about Jesus being stripped and hung on a cross to die...and then we dance?

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