Tuesday, November 06, 2007

OTU #54 - Falling Leaves; Saints and Souls; A Monastery Visit

It's finally Fall in Oklahoma and the leaves are beginning to drop. Pat and Steve begin this episode with a walk across campus for coffee on a chilly night.

Last week in the Church we commemorated All Saints and All Souls Days. Throughout the month of November we keep a Book of Remembrance, listing the names of our departed family and friends. We add these people to our list of intentions during each Mass celebrated at the Newman Center.

If you would like to add the name of a deceased loved one to our book, please email us at ontheu [a.t.] gmail.com and they will be remembered in our Masses.

Last weekend, Pat traveled to St. Benedict's Abbey in Atchison, Kansas to visit his brother Nick, who is a new postulant there. Pat was able to record a little bit during his visit and a short interview with his brother about monastic life. To learn more about St. Benedict's Abbey, click here.

Do you like words games? Our latest addiction is a website that quizzes you on your vocab skills. The best part? The more words you get correct, the more rice is donated to people who really need it. Check out www.freerice.com.

Music in this episode from Magnatune.com:
Alleluia - Three Holies Church Choristers

We're still gathering "questions of faith" from our listeners to be used during some simulcasting with the good folks at the BustedHalo Cast. Send us your questions to ontheu [a.t.] gmail.com or leave a message at our feedback number at +1-918-919-0456. Mike Hayes, host of the BustedHalo Cast, has offered up two copies of his book, Googling God: The Religious Landscape of People in their 20s and 30s, for our listeners. Send us something we can use and we'll put your name in for a drawing for the books.

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