Hennessy's View

Glad I Won’t Be Around

I was about five or six the first time I heard my mom say, “I’m glad I won’t be around to see it.” I didn’t understand what she was saying. Nonetheless, it felt ominous and unsettling. I let it go. I’m not sure when I heard it the second time, phrased slightly differenlty: “I won’t be alive when … .” I don’t remember what the “when” was. It didn’t matter. Read more →

St. Meinrad Archabbey (Photos)

This is the abbey church at St. Meinrad’s Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana. My wife and I took a pilgrimage there this weekend. If you live in the St. Louis area, you’re only about three hours away from a fascinating piece of church history. (Here’s St. Meinrad’s website.) Mass I loved the mass. I won’t spoil it all for you, but I do want to let you know why I loved the mass. Read more →