Friday, August 18, 2017


Lucky carrot: Alberta woman finds mother-in-law’s lost ring

In an undated photo provided by Iva Harberg, Mary Grams, 84, holds a carrot that grew through her engagement ring in Alberta, Canada. Grams, who lost her diamond ring 13 years ago while pulling weeds in her garden, is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Grams, 84, said she can’t believe the vegetable actually grew through and around the diamond engagement ring she had given up for lost. (Iva Harberg/The Canadian Press via AP)

1 comment:

James said...

Love the carrot! my wife loses her engagement ring several times each year, but so far it's always turned up in the end (the children tend to "borrow" it then forget about it).

Some good news: our neighbouring parish has a new priest, who has just moved back to the UK from Canada where he was Dean for the Canadian deanery of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

He has introduced a daily mass in the Ordinariate form, which he is celebrating ad orientem with beautiful hand-painted altar cards. He even wears a biretta, which is pretty unusual around here. What's even more unusual is that the altar boy for the daily services is his eldest son (he has a wife and five children! Fortunately the church has a massive presbytery).

We're expecting great things, as he doubled the size of his previous congregation in just a couple of years. At the moment the Ordinariate form masses are being held in the apse chapel, but I've no doubt that in a few months time he'll have remodelled the main sanctuary. All the church's masses are broadcast online, so with luck they'll serve as a model and help demystify the Ordinariate: