Happy Easter Everyone!!

Once again, for the next several Sundays, we will hear this marvelous melody at the beginning of High Mass:

VIDI aquam * egredientem de templo, a latere dextro, alleluia; et omnes ad quos pervenit aqua ista salvi facti sunt, et dicent: alleluia, alleluia. Ps 117, 1: Confitemini Domino, quoniam bonus: quoniam in saeculum misericordia ejus. V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto. R. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen. Ant: Vidi aquam egredientem de templo a latere dextro, alleluia; et omnes ad quos pervenit aqua ista salvi facti sunt, et dicent: alleluia, alleluia. I SAW water flowing from the right side of the temple, alleluia; and all to whom that water came were saved, and they shall say, alleluia, alleluia. Ps: Praise the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost: R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Ant: I saw water flowing from the right side of the temple, alleluia; and all to whom that water came were saved, and they shall say, alleluia, alleluia

AND NOW MORE STUFF!

Marc:

Gene Gene the dancing machine has died. Please pray for his repose.

Originally posted on Marc's View on Stuff:

Under the category of “Fond-Childhood-Memories-(that-I-shouldn’t-have-had-had-I-been-an-obedient-child)” lies this bit of awesomeness.

Some background:

There were two (2) TV shows I was forbidden to watch as a kid. One was The Dukes of Hazard. I honestly don’t think that it was because of Daisy’s lack of clothing…but it was that my dear parents F E A R E D that their firstborn, upscale suburban boy would turn into some hillbilly (and move to South St. Louis). Well..that fear has more or less materialized…sorry ’bout that, Mom and Dad!

The other show, probably more fittingly and justly ‘banned’ from my viewing pleasure, was the classic game show, The Gong Show. It hasn’t been surpassed in awesomeness (not) nor will it ever be…dare I say it…hmm?? EV-AH! (there…I said it…all of which had tongue planted firmly in cheek).

I came across a YouTube video that featured the semi-regular act…the often imitated…NEVER (NEV-AH

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Awesomeness in medicine / Creepiness elsewhere.

Last week at work, I received this link from a co-worker about the miraculous healing of a youngster who fell through the ice out in Lake St Louis. I saw the email but was tied up with my usual tidal wave of system support fire drills that I did not read / watch it until the other day and again today.

Here is the article: http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/features/2015/02/03/hear-miraculous-recovery-teen-rescued-ice/22819829/

The situation was indeed miraculous. The teen was seemingly dead for quite a long time and then was producing a pulse and vital signs after desperate prayers from his mother. He was then airlifted to Cardinal Glennon, a place that we now know very well. When watching the video, two things struck me.

#1. AWESOMENESS – Dr Garrett treated the boy after arriving at Glennon. He is on our all-star list over there (among others).  His quick diagnosis and action on one of The Pinger’s complications shortly after his first heart surgery in 2013 saved his life. I was glad to see him in this clip and I was proud to say I met him and that he took such great care of my boy.

#2. CREEPINESS – I was disturbed on this double standard. During he video you see the boy’s pastor walking around the Pediatric ICU, holding his hand. The boy is 13. Could you imagine the outcry and protests if that was a Catholic priest??

One could meditate (as I have with The Pinger’s situation) on WHY God brought back this boy from what was many minutes of unresponsiveness for 45 minutes.  I hope he converts. Pray for him and his family.

AAAANND…back to awesomeness…just because I’m an aviation geek, watch Glennon Air head out to take care of someone else.