Friar Don Miller. OFM
I am a Franciscan priest. I spent my early years of ministry in New Mexico working among the Pueblo Native Americans and the Hispanics. In 1978 I began my years in academics working as a chaplain, faculty member, and administrator at various universities in the southwest and the midwest. I taught various course in theology, especially in my area of specialty which is moral theology. I have been the Vocation Director for the Province of Saint John the Baptist since 2003.
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Winter Wonderland in Cincinnati

Dscf0061I'll have to admit that the property is absolutely gorgeous this morning as the sun Dscf0062 rises and sparkles off the ice covered trees and buildings. But the storm that passed through here Monday night and yesterday was not very pleasant. Traffic was a mess and about 70,000 people were without electricity as power lines snapped or were feld by falling tree limbs. One of our older trees lost some branches as you can see on the right.

Last evening as we were nearing the end of supper our power failed. We had enough daylight to do the dishes and raid the sacristy for candles which we placed in the corridors and took to our rooms. At 6:30 p.m. we gathered in the television room to "listen" to the news on a radio that picks up TV sound. (Who said we are creatures of habit?!?) In all, the power was off for about three hours only. Part way through that time it came back on for a few minutes but only partly. My ceiling lights worked and the outlets on one side of my room, but the other side was still dead. Eucharist yesterday and this morning was a "private affair" for our community since only one brave soul made it up the hill this morning; no one made it yesterday.

The forecast for today and tomorrow is sunny, but very cold. (Remember how warm it was around Christmas time?)


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