This has been a most unusual day..
First: with no prior warning, late yesterday I felt drawn to start a new blog. Probably a secret one, where I could store videos of sacred music and maybe a few holy pictures. Hopefully things that could inspire me if I clicked in from time to time during the course of a day. In effect, a secret little "chapel." I didn't have to tell another soul about it (shhhh...).
Second: I gave the blog a simple and obvious title, chose a template, and set it up within the space of an hour, perhaps less. I began to put on a few videos and pages.
Third: After thinking I'd let others know about this after all, I had a sense (almost a question) of "why not right now?" Why not, indeed. I posted about it, and before long I was hearing from a few visitors. One of whom mentioned a link to an online 24 hour webcam broadcast of exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament. My heavens, thought I! I was astonished that such a thing exists.
I had just been thinking that a "chapel"
is no such thing without the Blessed Sacrament. So I put a link to the webcam feed, and then I realized.
I was doing this in the wee hours of the morning on the feast of St. Clare of Assisi.
St. Clare is the patroness of television.
St. Clare was named as such by St. Pius
XII in 1958, after he realized that television is Greek for "vision from
afar." It seems that one Christmas Eve, St. Clare was too sick to
leave her bed to attend Mass. She prayed, "See, Lord, I am left here
alone." God granted Clare a miraculous vision in which she
was able to see Mass from afar, as it were happening right in her own
From other accounts I've read this morning, this may have happened for St. Clare more than once. It was as if she could see the events of Mass "projected" on her wall.
Obviously our new blog has a patroness.
I hope to stock the blog, over time, with videos and pictures and prayer-links that will help my frazzled, distracted mind turn to God. Perhaps these will help someone else as well.
Twenty-four hours ago I had a secret blog. Now I invite you to click this line and come visit this new spot on the Internet..
Looks like my secret blog's no secret anymore.