Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Final Entry

A priest-brother came to me before Holy Hour today, and thanked me for having the courage to wear my cassock. He hopes this might start something.

I took this exchange to prayer before the Lord.

May this outward sign and symbol of the dignity of the Holy Priesthood start a Catholic Cultural revolution, beginning with the Sacred Ministers of God’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.


Blogger Sorka said...

I would imagine that you found the transition from your Servite habit to wearing an ordinary cassock to be an easy one.

I don't suppose you wear that odd little priests hat too do you? Although I have to say I really like the big broad brimmed summer hat.

11:57 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

My "odd little hat," the biretta, is in my office on a shelf. I too like the look of the saturno.

12:41 AM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...


12:50 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Priests wear cassocks at my parish all the time. In fact, I have noticed several seminarians choosing to wear them at various events, as well as younger priests.

A cassock on a priest tells me that for the most part, he is not disoriented in his theology and philosophy like others, for example, who wear ordinary street clothes.

2:41 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Dear Odd Little Hat Wearing Pater,

When your fellow priest stated "He hopes this might start something", that reminded me of a saying we use in the Marine Corps...

Leadership By Example

Keep fighting the good fight, Father!

3:28 AM  
Blogger Sorka said...

Ahhhhh Congratulations, dear Father, I do answer to that name.

It was over dinner at the Servite Monastery that Fr.Ignatius appraised me of your current placement but it was a much later Google that I did that brought me here.

How did you guess?

6:34 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Thank you for setting a holy example!
The World...IMHO

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever I see a priest wearing one, I think of St. Thomas Aquinas. (But that is only if the priest is a bit rotund.)......

12:44 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...


The internet has shrunk world travel to seconds.

My profile mentions OSM, but not "Servite" in particular.And only a select number of people associate the habit with the Order.

Pacific Northwest...Your blog info..."odd little priests hat" = typical Connie.

Email me to catch up on 19 years worth of ...

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I think I see a drama unfolding before my very eyes? "Connie"...."Loren".....19 years ago. Heavens to Betsey. I do love a good story. Whatever it is.

3:53 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

The People's Republic of Berkeley still haunts!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's fun to catch up with old friends/associates/chums.

Not a Blast From Your Past

4:31 PM  

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