Preface: permission has been given to share this inspiring story, with the person's name and identity kept completely anonymous. They hope it will encourage others to have faith in God. Introduction: A retired, aged widow and mother from Tulsa, OK, a non-practicing Lutheran, whose late husband had been a practicing Catholic, with whom she raised a practicing, orthodox, Catholic family, has often been invited to attend Mass year after year by one of her adult, Catholic children.
I've known a number of sedevacantists over the years, including in my own neck of the woods. On some level, I can sympathize with them. Yet, recently a sedevacantist organization called the CMRI, with a priest driving down to Oklahoma from Nebraska, has decided to try and set up a CMRI Mass presence here in Tulsa, as they now publicly list on their website. It would seem a clever maneuver right after the closing of the SSPX's chapel in Tulsa.
For the last year and a half I've enjoyed networking with my fellow Okie Trads who read my blog, while I write about anything that comes to mind. They've offered counter-points of view, offered correction of factoids, shared stories, and said thanks for the essays and stories I record here that are aimed at encouraging and supporting my fellow traditional Catholics, in particular. I often get emails from supporters, including several who live out at Clear Creek. It has been edifying.
Just polished off a Mexi-dip-and-Chips from Taco Bueno (mmm), very popular here in Oklahoma, and I'm kicked back in my new leather (truth be told, faux leather) recliner Santa brought me Christmas. Oklahoma weather has been predictably unpredictable. Arctic the last few days, today warmish with lots of sun. "Oooooklahoma where the winds come running down the plain..." as it were.