Thursday, April 08, 2021

Farewell +Camila

Our dear Camila went to the Lord yesterday--Marta and I think she and Mamae are having a sweet reunion.

So many prayers--it's been an intense spiritual time for me in many ways.

The sisters in Tehachapi have been faithfully praying with us, and wrote this beautiful message:


April 8, 2021
Easter Thursday; Octave of the Lord's Resurrection
Month Dedicated to the Holy Spirit and the Most Holy Eucharist
Year of St. Joseph; 900th Jubilee Year of our Order

Dear Mrs. Henebry,

May the peace of Our Risen Lord be with you...

Mrs. Henebry, thank you for your e-mails and letting us know of the passing of your dear sister-in-law, Camila, yesterday, Wednesday in the Octave of Our Lord's Resurrection, and please know that we shared this news with Sr. Maria Perpetua. Sister sends her love and prayers to you and the whole family, and mentioned that she had just been thinking of her Aunt Camila yesterday morning.

On behalf of Mother, Sr. Maria Perpetua, and all the Sisters, we offer our heartfelt condolences and promise of prayers for the blessed repose of Camila's beloved soul, as well as for the consolation of you and all your family, and especially your dear brother, 
João. We will also include Camila by name in our Sunday Mass intercessions for the faithful departed on this coming Divine Mercy Sunday, entrusting her beloved soul to Our Eucharistic Lord and to the timeless graces He pours out during the Holy Sacrifice.

May Our Blessed Mother surround 
João and all of Camila's family, friends, and loved ones with strength and divine consolation, and may her precious soul, through the mercy of God, rest in His peace.

May God bless you, Mrs. Henebry, and may the Risen Lord fill us all with hope in Christ's glorious triumph over sin and death through His Passion and Resurrection...

Prayerfully and with sympathy in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. Norbert,
The Norbertine Canonesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph
17831 Water Canyon Road
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 823-1066


Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Padre Pio

This beautiful statue is visiting the parish before being placed at its permanent place near Detroit.


Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Number Seven, Godmother!

 Number Seven and Number Four are godparents, he will meet little Bennett when he returns from Japan. Since she had to go back to campus in Texas, Number Five and Matt will be proxy. 

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Easter 2021

 Best is that unlike last year, we were able to go to mass! Lochlyn joined us and was very interested. On Good Friday Husband played the gorgeous St Matthew Passion, on vinyl, since he couldn't find it on Amazon Music. Number Seven decided to learn and decorate a cake... and did a fantastic job. 

Friday, April 02, 2021

We meet our third grandchild, little Bennett Thomas!

 Yesterday we spent the evening there... Are there ever enough pictures of a new baby? I think my favorite is of Gus looking at the camera--black and white. He is absolutely in love with both the baby and with fatherhood. 

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Baby Bennett Thomas!

 Born yesterday at 3:40 pm!

Mom and baby doing extremely well, and daddy Gus amazed and marveling at this life miracle!

Praise God, the author and giver of Life!

The whole family has such full, grateful hearts.