Celebrate St. Thomas Aquinas with a hardy pasta


Today is the memorial of the “Angelic Doctor,” St. Thomas Aquinas. In our family, that’s a cause for culinary celebration thanks to our own angelic doctor, sister-in-law Kate, a prominent medievalist in the academic world and a mighty good cook to boot. It was Kate who encouraged adding a dish in memory of St. Thomas … Continue reading

On Epiphany, A Bread Fit for Kings


This morning I turned the Christmas tree lights on just as the sun was rising and carried the statues of the Three Kings from the porch to the manger  on the altar where they will variously stand and kneel in awe of the Savior of the World until Feb. 2. That’s Groundhog Day in the secular … Continue reading