Of course, most people thought we named him after THIS HOLY MAN:
Perhaps it had something to do with what he said right after being delivered, while our obstetrician was still holding him:
"Get your hands off of me, you darn dirty O.B.!!"
A friend of ours died today. He had been ill for just a short while before dying. He received the Sacrament of the Sick, and has been in many people's prayers. Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of Thomas.
Also kinda Serious....
The recessional hymn at last week's ordination struck me as familiar, and I figured it out this last week. The song, O God Beyond All Praising, is based on a work by Gustav Holst called The Planets(Opus 32). The melody is lifted from the 4th movement known as Jupiter: The Bringer of Jollity. It all seemed kinda funny to me in a serious way to have music about bringing jollity for the conclusion of an ordination.
A great little book about St.Maximilian Kolbe - showing that his offer to take the place of a man in the death chamber at Auschwitz was a natural progression of his life.