PAZ & Friends: August 2010 Archives

Dad's 70th birthday!

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dad with aunt Eve.jpgDad celebrates his 70th birthday today!

I can't believe he's 70! He's shown here with his sister, Evelyn.

Birthday blessings!

Dad leaves on his newly made Flying Merkel motorcycle for a cross-country trip commemorating the Cannonball Run, a race of pre-1916 motorcycles. The group departs from Kitty Hawk, NC and finishes in Santa Monica, CA.

Dad's Merkel is completely made by him (a replica of a 1910 original), a single speed cycle.

Friends are a path to God

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PAZ with Brother Andre of Marmion Abbey, August 18, 2010

I spent time with friends recently. Visiting with friends is always a treat but it is also reassuring to re-affirm friendship and mutual love as I believe good (true) friends are a path to God. Read the Cistercian fathers on this theme. One such Cistercian Father caught my eye in recent years, Baldwin of Forde (1120-1190), said, "no one should be deluded on the love of God, no one should deceive himself: he who does not love his neighbor does not love God" and "So it is by loving one's neighbor, through a bond of peace and a fetter of love, that the love of God and the unity of the Spirit are maintained in us" (De vita coenobitica, seu communi).

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Archbishop Rembert George Weakland, OSB and PAZ, August 19, 2010

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Father Stephen Hyrcyniak with Abbot Leo Ryska of St Benedict's Abbey, August 21, 2010

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Father Stephen Hyrcyniak with PAZ, August 21, 2010

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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