Even though I’m not a Catholic dog, I read a lot and have a great respect for the good works and sacrifices of the saints.
Some have said that, due to his love for animals, St Francis of Assisi should be the patron saint of the Casa del Whackos, but dad has always felt the St Jude was more appropriate, as he is the patron saint of hope and lost causes.
Trevor Ware, Special Olympics, dad’s buddy doing a life sentence, my story, the homeless outreach, etc, all the endeavors seem to have that common bond of having no logical or apparent conclusion, so it was a very special occasion when an angel named Deb sent a certificate announcing the enrollment of the inmates of the Casa as perpetual family members of the Apostolate of St Jude Thaddeus as prayer benefactors of the Dominican Friars.
In all seriousness, this is a huge honor and not to be taken lightly; on the inside cover is a place for the names of four family members. Dad started to fill it out with the names of his immediate family, but something halted his hand as it occured to him; are we not all family, brought together by this crazy story about a crate? And if he truly believes in divine intervention, which he does, why limit any potential blessings to only one household? Why not leave it blank, with the belief that it would include all of my siblings from around the world?
Gary, Nikki, Faith, Sandy, Darcy, Sherry, Ruth, Craig, Paula, Donna, Diane,Deb,Sherry, Cathy, Kathy, Fletch, David, Christa, Leigh, Anne, Dianne, Mum, Shawn, Iris; I should have never started naming names, as I will be kicking myself later for inadvertently omitting a particular person. Suffice to say, ALL of you who make the posts a reality with your comments and shares, but most importantly your hearts, as we can feel your love at the Casa as if we all live under the same roof. So all of us should partake in the same blessings,don’t you think?
So, now you all have that going for you as well; we be of one blood, ye and I.