Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day Six: Timestretched

Time moves differently in Boston than anywhere else in the world. These six days have been the busiest weeks of my life.
The cooking has consumed most of my hours. People need to eat, and there are always mouths to feed at OLMC.

Mother has taught me well. These priests and seminarians have had the best of my cooking abilities, and what I have learned, I received from Mom.

Time is important, as we live and die by time. There never seems to be enough of this precious commodity, thought there is nothing more often wasted than the time we have on earth.

The time has come for a more thorough analysis of the seminary. There are three areas of concern for many people: Bishop Ambrose, Pablo the Mexican and the seminary program's ability to form vocations.

I will focus on these three issues, while I cover the daily grind of seminary life. These issues are the meat and potatoes, and I have not given them due coverage.

I did, however, make a smashing hamburger gravy and mashed potatoes for dinner. These seminarians seem to like the food. Bishop Ambrose was particularly grateful for my attempts to offer meatless dishes, while maintaining the same level of quality as the rest of the food.

Bishop Ambrose is an interesting character. His mannerisms are that of a humble, old monk, with a bit of a wit about him. There is a particularly pleasant demeanor, and his mind is sharp and clear.

It would be a tragedy if he turned out to be a fraud.

I searched through the available paperwork earlier today, and through the photographs provided by the bishop, as well as by other people. I heard the information gathered from multiple sources. I am convinced, from this evidence, that this Ambrose is a real person. That much is certain.

I see evidence that he was ordained as a priest. I want to see more evidence for his Episcopal consecration. I have not gone through all the documentation yet, and this work will take hours to cross reference. I do know that some of this work has already been done, that some of the sources and documents have been verified. I like to do my own research, rather than relying on the work of others.

It is like cooking; I prefer to make from scratch.

I only hope I have the time to do so.


  1. To put an end to all doubt and to assure the faithful that they are receiving genuine sacraments he should get himself conditionally ordained and consecrated by an obliging bishop.

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