Hi! Yesterday (Sunday) we went to the Holy Hill National Shrine and Basilica for the monthly healing mass. Some of you who have visited us here in Wisconsin have had the good fortune to visit Holy Hill (http://www.holyhill.com). It is a beautiful church on a remarkable site and is run by the Discalced Carmelites. A good friend and fellow ND alumnus, Bob Johnston '59, told us about the event and invited us to attend. He also invited several other local ND alumni to join us. The mass was nice, but the best part was immediately afterward when we (Kelly, the kids, Bob and his wife Margaret, and another fellow alumnus, Peter Schwabe '88) met with a healing minister, who blessed us with holy oil and said some prayers with us. It was not the Sacrament of the Sick, but the good graces were flowing all the same.
Afterward, the Johnstons and the Schwabes hosted us for dinner at The Fox And Hounds, a wonderful restaurant near the basilica. It was exactly the kind of restaurant I like, with a unique atmosphere and excellent food. The company just made it all the better! It reminded me of how fortunate I am to be part of the ND family, who have been so supportive of me and my family throughout this entire ordeal. Go Irish!