Words cannot fully express the great joy I felt today bringing my daughter to the Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘u Huluhulu.
Here is a video clip from the recent uhi (traditional Hawaiian tattoo) I received from Kawika Au. There is a lot of familial and experiential symbolism in the uhi. I will explain the symbolism one day. There are many layers to it. For now I just wanted to share the video
Nothing compares, however, to the love I have for teaching the Faith.
From teaching kindergarteners all the way to post graduate adults in our diocese and around the world it has and will always be my passion #lexcredendi#baltimorecatechismftw #Hebrews13:8
Our first year as a new admin, faculty, staff (last school year) was quite the adventure. We began with the goal of putting an emphasis on building and nurturing a faithful and orthodox Catholic identity on the campus. We achieved this by having daily rosary opportunities, daily angelus prayers, weekly Mass, frequent opportunity for access to confession, frequent adoration & benediction, many celebrations of the great feast days of the saints, and a solid catechetical program.
This all resulted in 22 students at the school converting to the Catholic Faith! We had 17 baptisms and 5 other converts. Praise God! Check out this short interview I did with Christ Stefanick (of EWTN's Real Life Catholic) about the movement of God Holy Spirit at our school - https://youtu.be/mVWS2cNpU98
I really like eating soft pretzels and I learned that they are not very difficult to make! Here is my favorite Soft Pretzel recipe that uses very few ingredients and only takes around 40 minutes or so to make
Soft Pretzels – 400F 15min - Let dissolve &whisk - 1.5 C warm water, 2.25t yeast, 1t salt, 1T brown sugar, 1T melted butter. THEN slowly + 4C flour in mixer until not sticky. THEN shape dough (12 pieces) and soak each in (9 C boiling water & .5 C of baking soda) for 20 sec. THEN sprinkle salt. Coat with melted butter & parmesan after bake.
Pretzels by Mercury Jane -
During Lent I like to catch my own fish and use some of my favorite fish recipes to make dinner for the family. My two favorite kind of fish to eat are akule and aweoweo. So ono!
Here is one of my favorite ways to prepare the two aforementioned fish or really any other kind of fish as well
Black Bean Ginger Steamed Fish - Steam 15min: Clean fish, cut slits and stuff with black bean sauce, ginger, green onion. THEN + ginger, cilantro, green onion. THEN pour hot oil over fish. THEN pour 2/1 (shoyu/water) over fish. Serve w/rice
We will reflect on the right mindset to have during Lent and will also take a look at the biblical foundations of Lent, Sacrifice, Fasting, and Redemptive Suffering. We will also share some practical tips to make your Lent transformative and your Easter glorious! Come join us if you are able!