This "Birder" lives in Ulster Park,NY. It is right below Shaupeneak Ridge and Lake Louise on precious piece of Hudson River nature and wildlife. The "Birder" shares scenes of plants, butterflies, trees and interesting and important people of our Ulster County neigborhood. Justice and Peace themes are also treated. The "Birder" is a Redemptorist Roman Catholic Missionary priest who work with Hispanic families in the region.
This is a video that Gene, Tom and I did last week. It's just 5 mins,
and it shows a bit of what our mission and apostolate are here.
Most especially it shows our new ST. ALPHONSUS GROTTO OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS that we have built.
I am tending to be not the HUDSON RIVER BIRDER, because I don´t take much time to write about birds and nature. (I may do this occasionally, though)...I think that now I just might call myself
THE HUDSON RIVER EMBEDDER because I love to embed interesting videos. For instance the one below. It is about a 9 year old girl, Katy Stagliano, (now 12) , who, like another Katy Cannon (10 yrs. old) began by growing a 250 pound cabbage she´d grown to a food bank. Then she went further and began to grow vegetables for food banks and kitchens. Like her friend, Katy Cannon she has encouraged other youth around the country to grow vegetables to help the hungry. Bless her ...and all like her!
The 2nd reading from St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians in this Sunday's Liturgy speaks of..."Creation "groaning" and being in labor like an expectant mother..The Sacred Heart Cathedral website that I use says this about it all:
"The impact of climate change falls heaviest on the world's poor. As Catholics, our faith demands prudent action. Our cars and power plants, more energy consumption and waste---we're leaving a bigger carbon footprint. Scientists tell us that means more climate change. Here and around the world, it is the poor who will be hit hardest. As faithful Catholics, we have a moral obligation to care for both Creation and the poor. Pope Benedict XVI insists, 'Before it is too late, it is necessary to make courageous decisions' to curb climate change."....
This a short film from Vimeo. It is from the Awakening Channel which promotes films that are well done and promote a truly deep devotion to life, love, sacrifice...and to the God that loves all that..ENJOY!
About a month ago there were, yes, just 2 Sandhill Cranes in our area. Unfortunately I, as many others, did not get there in time. So I, and the rest of you, will just have to be content with this video.