Holy Saturday, the ‘death of God’ 1

This Lent I have been using the Magnificat app on my phone. I appreciated this reflection from Pope Benedict XVI: Holy Saturday is the day of the ‘death of God,’ the day which expresses the unparalleled experience of our age, anticipating the fact that God is simply absent, that the grave hides him, that he […]


Valentine’s Day 1

“Something quite unexpected has happened. It came this morning early. For various reasons, not in themselves at all mysterious, my heart was lighter than it had been for many weeks…And, suddenly, at the moment when, so far, I mourned H. least, I remembered her best. Indeed it was something (almost) better than memory; an instantaneous, […]

Darth for Mack


The Passage of Time

Over on my blog I have been reflecting on how time passes in such odd ways. Today is Mack’s 10th birthday. He died just two weeks shy of his 9th, but they were 9 incredible, blessed years and we are thankful for them. Today our students are having the 2nd Annual Day of Kindness in […]


Annual Mack Brady Youth Soccer Clinic

Next Sunday, January 12th Penn State Soccer will be putting on the Second Annual Mack Brady Youth Clinic for K-8 boys and girls. Players from the PSU men’s team will be present and it should be a great event. 4:30 in Holuba Hall at Penn State’s University Park Campus. FREE but donations for the Mack […]


Today I posted a reflection on our last full day of fun with Mack. You can find it on Targuman.org. We continue to be so thankful for the love and support that everyone has given us all year long and especially in these last days leading to this solemn anniversary.  



As Sentinels Wait for the Dawn 4

When I was 8 months pregnant with Mack during Advent 2003 I read the Luke passages with renewed appreciation. Mary went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John. After Mack was born I read these passages to the kids and we always got a good chuckle out of Elizabeth’s husband, Zechariah, who […]