Tradition vs. the Trailblazer

This morning I got into a texting conversation with my family.  It was over Christmas brunch, specifically the potato pancakes, or kartoffelpuffer.  When I was little, my mom started the tradition of Eggs Benedict with kartoffelpuffer for Christmas brunch.  Christmas Day brought the same ritual – we’d wake early and scurry to the living room […]

Mary Magdalene, Dominicans, and Fruit Tarts

What do these things have in common? More than you might think. Yesterday, July 22nd, was the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, or rather it would have been, had it not been superseded by the solemnity of Sunday. In any case, as Mary Magdalene was so dear to our Lord and, in fact, was the […]