As I noted in my most recent post, I've been in St. Paul, Minnesota this weekend for the annual gathering of Jesuits from the provinces of the Upper Midwest (Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin). Yesterday, Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained our confreres Bill Blazek and Paul Lickteig to the priesthood at the Church of St. Thomas More in St. Paul. This morning, the newly-ordained Father Blazek celebrated Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi at the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. As is customary on this Feast, the Mass ended with a Eucharistic procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, after which we all enjoyed another sort of feast at a celebratory lunch.
In a couple of hours, I'll be heading to the airport once again, this time to fly to New Orleans for a weeklong conference. (Readers with particularly sharp memories may recall that I did roughly the same thing last year; the conference that I'm attending this week is a sequel to the one that I attended last year.) God willing, my next post will come from the Crescent City. Until then, please know of my prayers and good wishes. AMDG.