Friday, February 9, 2007


Greetings and welcome to Adam's Ale. A big thank you and a first toast of Adam's Ale goes out to Dawn Eden and Brett (aka Saint Kansas) who helped and encouraged me to stop just thinking about opening a blog and actually do it.

If you are unfamiliar with Dawn, she is an incredibly spiritual and kind person and the author of The Thrill of the Chaste and Saint Kansas is an awesomely talented musician who did the instrumentals and vocal on her video Chastity Rome-Chick Blues.

This past week we met up in Ohio to bring the bring the hope and joy of her message to the good people of the great Diocese of Cleveland. A toast of Adam's Ale to the brave souls who turned out despite the sub-zero winds blowing off of Lake Erie. It shows how seriously you take your faith that while most of north east Ohio was shut down and shivering Clevelanders huddled around fire places and heating ducts you turned out to be challenged and supported in your faith. This bodes well for the future of Catholic life here!

A quick note about Adam's Ale. Having every other name rejected as having been taken already I resorted to perusing Latin dictionaries and indexes of books looking for something interesting. Adam's Ale, as it turns out, is water: the only drink available in the Garden of Eden. Throughout Scripture water is the source of purification and sanctification and perhaps through this blog I can share some of that joy of living through Adam's Ale with anyone who cares to pop by. (I also like the reference to Eden since Dawn helped this Luddite figure out how to put this together.) A prayer is going out tonight to you, whoever you may be, that will be joining me in the future.


Saint Kansas said...


Tiber Jumper said...

God bless you Father!
As a new convert/revert to this great faith, I am always blessed to find priests such as yourself promoting the Gospel!

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Father!

uncle jim said...

And I thought the reference was to Sam Adams' Ale. That just shows how much we Hoosiers know - we chew, we spit, we tell tall tales, and we drink just about whatever is put down in front of us.
Welcome to the blogosphere, good Father.
I got here via Dawn's place ... and I'm gonna be comin' back to check up on ya.

Fr. V said...

Thanks Uncle Jim! Glad to hear you! Stop by anytime. Being that I just lost my Uncle Jim, this was a bit spooky at first, but I'll take it as a good sign.

uncle jim said...

hey, i'm agreeable to being a surrogate uncle to some of the finest people i know ... i'd be glad to stand-in ... i'm sure i'd be no match for the original, but, like most icons, we can point the way

Fr. V said...

Thanks Uncle Jim. You've got the job and my prayers!