Welcome to Home Thoughts Abroad!

Fr. Tokarz’s reflections and thoughts while on sabbatical.

HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD 6

HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD 6           “A chance meeting, as we say in Middle Earth,” remarked Gandalf about his encounter with Thorin which led to the destruction of Smaug, the flushing out of the “Necromancer” (aka, Sauron), and the final battle that restored Aragorn as...

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“The Patriot Game” #4

"The Patriot Game" Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing, For the love of one's country is a terrible thing. It banishes fear with the speed of a flame, And it makes us all part of the patriot game. My name is O'Hanlon, and I've just turned sixteen. My home...

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HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD, 5

HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD, 5           Part of my sabbatical has been reading, and one of the books I’m reading is Matthew Kelly’s Rediscovering Catholicism.  I don’t agree with it all, but I like the book a great deal. He lists 5 favorite saints that inspire him and lead...

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HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD 3

HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD 3             One of the books I’m reading while on sabbatical is Matthew Kelly’s Rediscovering Catholicism.  I am not reading it uncritically:  there are some things I like a great deal, and other things I think I’d be glad to debate with...

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HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD, 2

HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD, 2

HOME THOUGHTS ABROAD, 2           In these last 2 days I have had 2 completely different experiences of daily Mass.  Let me share them, along with my reactions, with you. Yesterday I concelebrated 11:00 am Mass at the Basilica San Francesco.  In the lower basilica...

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My First Post from Abroad

My First Post from Abroad

This will not exactly be a “blog,” but for those who wish, I will offer some essays for the parish’s website, to keep you a little informed on my sabbatical. Sadly, yet understandably, security has been ramped up in ways I never imagined here, from the train station...

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