Posted by: fvbcdm | October 28, 2011

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude (28 Oct 2011)

 About thirty years ago, while I was engaged in parish work in New Orleans, a very fine couple came to prepare for marriage. Her name is Suzy; his is Victor. I very much enjoyed getting to know them and helping them prepare for their future life together.  Suzy and Victor had three children and continued to live in Saint Dominic Parish, New Orleans, until Hurricane Katrina forced everyone in that parish to leave their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. That family came here to Houston and have been here ever since. This weekend, one of the children, whose name is Peter, is going to be married here in Holy Rosary Parish, Houston.  It gives me a delightful sense of deja vu as I am aware of the preparations for his wedding and all the joy that his parents experience as the first of their children marries, and they no doubt remember their own wedding with much happiness.  So now, the couple whom I remember so well as an engaged couple and then a happy pair of newlyweds are the parents of the groom and, I hope, soon to be grandparents as this beautiful story of human life and divine faith goes on.
I speak of these things today by way of asking you to think of the beauty and value of God’s plan for our human family and for our partnership with our God in that plan. Look back and see how much goodness and joy and delight there has been in your own life, and then be grateful for Suzy and Victor and their son Peter and his new bride, and the priesthood conferred upon me whereby I have had a part in this wonderful story. Thank you for seeking God’s truth.  God bless you.  Father Victor Brown, O.P.


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