Monday, May 25, 2015

A Bald Eagle Stands Guard

From CNN:

A bald eagle landed on a gravestone at Minneapolis's Fort Snelling National Cemetery early one morning in June 2011, and amateur photographer Frank Glick was there to capture it.

The eagle had perched on the grave of Army Sgt. Maurice Ruch, a World War II veteran who died of Parkinson's disease at age 86 in 2008. Friends helped Glick track down Ruch's widow, and he presented her with a print of the picture.

"I'd say the eagle had a very good eye when he landed on Maurie," Vivian Ruch told the Star-Tribune in 2011.

The eagle photo went viral again this year when Star-Tribune columnist Jon Tevlin revisited the story.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Ascension Sunday

Window at Holy Cross Church, Kaukauna, WI

Men of Galilee, why gaze in wonder at the heavens? This Jesus whom you saw ascending into heaven will return as you saw him go, alleluia. (Acts 1: 11)

Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age, alleluia. (Mt 28: 20)