Pillow cases & Miracles

A pillow case. I'm not sure why, but that's my strongest memory of Halloween from when I was little. Trick-or-treating with a big old...

Home!

Back in Minnesota! My flight left Rome at 6:30am which meant I had to leave the Generalate at 3:30am! I thought that was a little too...

You gotta be kidding

Today was our last day in Rome. I can't even really describe what an amazing experience it has been. If I had to say my highs and lows...

See for yourself

Take a look at these pictures, both taken today on a street near St. Peter's Basilica. One picture was taken on one side of the street,...

Grazie Mr Epler!

Mr. Kern came through and provided excellent insight to my question about whether or not Christians were killed in the Colosseum in the...

Autocorrect for fun

One of the projects we are working on here in Rome is to give input and feedback on a document, it's being called a letter, that is being...

My own red gradebook

Before PowerSchool and other such online grading systems, there was the red gradebook. It had a red hardcover, always red, both on the...

A list...?

Before I went to bed last night I wrote out of list of things I would need to bring in the morning, that is, things I would need to bring...

"Angels Unawares"

We have the weekend off from our Lasallian program so I took advantage of the time and toured the Vatican Museums (yes, there's more than...

Huh....isn't that interesting!

Much of what I see here at the Generalate is for the most part familiar, or at least it feels like it's familiar. Religious art, marble...

Alone....but ok

I'm not sure if this blog entry will make it to the "publish" stage, but since you are reading this, I must have clicked the button to go...

Vocation/Vacation?

We just finished day three of the working conference on Lasallian Association. Our goal at the end of the two weeks is to produce a...

Go Red Knights!

Just a quick note here....St. Benilde's statue is prominently displayed in the front entry of the Generalate in Rome! Go Red Knights!

The Generala-what?

The Generalate. For lack of a better way to describe it, it's the world headquarters for the Christian Brothers, and of course, it's in...

When in Rome...

So the end of the phrase typically isn't spoken, it's assumed that everyone knows what it means. "When in Rome" is an idiom (remember...

Update: What was lost, now is found!

It's Monday night here in Rome and I've been wearing the same clothes since Saturday....so, yes I'm happy to finally be reunited with my...

Uh oh - seriously?

Yay! I made it to Rome. My luggage, not so much. It never got loaded onto the plane in MSP. I felt a little stupid standing at the...

Heading to Rome!

It's about 3pm on Saturday, Oct 12 and I'm leaving for the airport in Minneapolis at around 4:30pm. I'm all packed, which was an...