Friday, March 26, 2010
Around 12:15 he brought the book which we promptly put on hold.
Around 2 PM Greg started browsing around the bookstore (but he was really waiting for his girlfriend Lindsey to show up!). Lindsey DID show up at 2:26 and retrieved the book on hold for her (she had been told it was a first edition C.S. Lewis title - but it really wasn't!).
Then much waiting ensued - both on the part of Greg and the staff here at the bookstore.
Lindsey had to read the whole book before she came to the end - the important end! It wasn't until 2:33 that she finished the book and headed outside to meet Greg and her destiny. By 2:38 (note: only five minutes from the time she finished the book) the happy couple was back inside to report the great news: she said "OK". That was probably the most important "OK" she ever said in her life.
We at Loome Theological Booksellers extend a hearty congratulations to Greg Atkins and Lindsey Wible on their happy engagement. Greg, what an awesome proposal. We cheer on your romanticism and literary flair in writing a book and proposing at Loome Theological Booksellers.
"We know that all of us need God's blessing at all times; but at the time of their engagement to be married, Christians are in particular need of grace as they prepare themselves to form a new family. Let us pray, then, for God's blessing to come upon this couple, Greg and Lindsey: that as they await the day of their wedding, they will grow in mutual respect and in their love for one another; that through their companionship and prayer together they will prepare themselves rightly and chastely for marriage." (Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, page 237).
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Forgoing use of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, Brother Maynard, O.Cist., attempts to befriend the Killer Squirrel of Caerbannog
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Which leads me to consider more the idea of making a "pilgrimage" to Loome Theological Booksellers. I am amazed at just how many people refer to their trips here as pilgrimages. Even prelates of the Church have used the expression!
So what would it take to have an indulgence attached to visiting the store (with the usual conditions, of course)? Could we have the store named as a sort of Holy Book Shrine? I should have asked Fr. Berg while he was here.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The caption reads: "New marble altar and bronze baldachino in Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. Designed by Maginnis and Walsh, Architects, and executed under their supervision."
(Liturgical Arts. Volume 10, No. 2; Feb. 1942)
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Just the other day a certain cleric visited the store and presented a gift certificate... from 1990! Certificates in this style have not been seen in many years. We endeavored to honor the gifted amount, but the cleric would have none of it. Rather, he wished kindly to share the humor in having only recently rediscovered the object.
[Here, a view of the certificate unfolded, with a nice reproduced, hand-sketched image of the store.]
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
[The engraving of Duke Frederick comes from a lovely folio edition of the works of St. Jerome. See here.]