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Amy Welborn  Amy Welborn is a freelance writer.

Photos from our 2012 trip to Lourdes. More in blog post, link in profile. #france #familytravel #travelwithkids #homeschooling #roadschooling #ourladyoflourdes #Catholic

Thanks, @katherine.bogner !!

Happy birthday, Jesus! #Christmas

What a weekend at the Cathedral of St. Paul in #Birmingham #Alabama. . .

It began early - *very* early on Saturday morning with a traditional Rorate Mass. I have some photos here, but for more and better (professional) photos go to the Cathedral Instagram feed - @stpaulsbhm. Also more detail at my blog (link in profile.) . . . . (Break for a school basketball game). . .

Sunday morning was, of course, #BambinelliSunday! . . .

Sunday late afternoon featured Vespers, preceded by an organ concert by our music director, who is also giving my youngest pipe organ lessons. He invited M to be his page turner during the concert, which was...an experience. A good one, I'll add, but challenging. And then M played the postlude after Vespers, excerpted here. . .

And...I think that is as busy as we're going to get before Christmas. Thankfully.
#Advent #Christmas #Instagrambham #Catholic #music #organ -

Okay, #Instagram has started... or at least I think they just started ....letting you apply filters to saved photos that you want to put in Stories. This is good news and bad news for me....

#ourladyofguadalupe . Scenes from our trip to #Mexico earlier this year. Also an image of Guadalupe that I picked up on an earlier trip to Mexico and the display at our local Hispanic grocery store. #Catholic

The best kind of grocery store. #Catholic #Christmas #feliznavidad #catolicos

Is this the Most Catholic Moment of the weekend? Aside from Holy Mass itself - probably. #Catholic #basketball #wewon #SaintRoseAcademy #Birmingham #Alabama

On this feast of St. Ambrose - some shots from our 2011 trip to Milan (plane tickets something like $250 from NYC) and the Basilica of St. Ambrose, where his body lies. There's not much that's ancient or even medieval in Milan - it's been in the crosshairs of so many battles through history (THE LAST SUPPER barely survived Allied bombing in WWII), most construction is 19th century or later. But the Basilica is an exception, dating from the 12th century. . . .

No pics of the body of St. Ambrose - it wasn't allowed. Although, of course, people were doing it. . .

The boys were nine and six on this trip - if you can travel with kids and..if you want to - do what you can to make it happen. This is the age in which they're so easy to entertain - all it takes is a courtyard and some fire. Just do it. (And a lake. Lakes help. Lago Maggiore, in this case.) #Travel #Italy #Familytravel #travelwithkids #catholic #Milan

One of the most beautiful aspects of a priest's funeral is the chanting of the Salve Regina after dismissal. Here is that moment from the funeral of Fr. Lambert Greenan, OP at the Cathedral of St. Paul in #Birmingham #Alabama #Catholic #Christian

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