Archive for May, 2011

Commission Army War College

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The Most Reverend Neil J. Buckon

Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Titular Bishop of Vissalsa

Interpretation: “On the right side of the shield (the observer’s left, being that in the heraldic shield, one considers the right and the left from the perspective of the soldier who, in ancient times, held his own shield.) a silver (Argent)star is presented, the classical symbol for Our Blessed Mother in Catholic iconography. Bishop Neal Buckon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. Lake Erie is on of the five Great Lakes., and it is a source of fresh-life-giving water. It is symbolic of the life-giving water that is offered by Jesus Christ. In Cleveland Bishop Neal grew in the Catholic Faith during twenty-two years of Catholic Education at St. Margaret Mary School, Gesu School, Cathedral Latin High School, John Carroll University, Borromeo College of Ohio, and St. Mary Seminary. In Cleveland he made his First Holy Communion, was confirmed, and was ordained a Priest. He has a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin, Mary that was fostered by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Marianists, the Society of Jesus, and the faculty of St. Mary Seminary, Our Lady of the Lake. The waves in the point of the shield recall, indeed, Lake Erie. The blue (Azure)symbolizes the separation from the worldly values and the ascent of the soul toward God, therefore the run of the Celestial Virtues which raise themselves from the things of the earth toward the sky. ”

“OPERE ET VERITATE” – in action and truth doing what you believe is morally right through everyday actions.

Refreshing the Mind with Nature

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

So Often we don’t take the time to enjoy what we have surrounding us. I feel blessed to have the ability and health to search and explore such beauty. A friend of mine told me about “Tumbling Run” and explained you really need to see it to appreciate the beauty.¬†¬† Hiking up Tumbling Run is challenging but worth every minute you are actually climbing step by step over Large Rock formation , fallen trees, and¬† jumping across¬† fast running streams .¬† Should you attempt this hike be prepared to get a little wet. I¬† look forward to returning¬† in the Fall.¬† Sure hope you enjoy these pictures. Actually the pictures really don’t do it justice for me it’s also about what you are feeling when surrounded by nature,¬† calmness,¬† sounds , and the feel of the earth.

“We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around Great Moments.”

Sometimes it is the smallest of moments that give us the most to remember.



Rewarding Moments in Life

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

One of my favorite things is riding my bike. Actually I always find it amazing how much a bike ride can rejuvenate my  spirit and how much it helps me on my creative side. Many of my biking events are Benefits that help people in some many ways, so I find them very rewarding.They give me the  opportunity to contribute monetary as well as exercising  my mind and body.

April 30th 2011- Pennsylvania State Police Benefit Bicycle Ride – Hershey, Mt. Gretna & Indian Town Gap (Century) This was the 5th year in a row that I have completed this ride. It is especially difficult because it is the First big mileage ride for the season for me. We had a very Cold winter and a very wet spring…so I was behind in my biking. However, this benefit ride is very well managed with lots of rest stops and good food.

All proceeds from this ride go to support the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center. Presented by Harrisburg Bicycle Club. In light of the recent tragedy concerning the “Clouse” family in Perry County, the Harrisburg Bicycle Club Operations Committee has decided to allocate a portion of the 2011 7th annual Pennsylvania State Police Benefit Ride proceeds to the “Clouse” family Fund.

As you can see from the pictures it was a very beautiful day, perfect for this type of riding, and the sights along the way are just as beautiful!

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