Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Luxembourg, Autumn, 2011

I've just returned from 10 days in Luxembourg (10/21 - 10/31)




I lived under an intense schedule, including teaching two separate all day seminars to different groups.  All other of the remaining days required us to attend at least two if not more appointments and obligations from morning to night. (These activities are reported elsewhere.)

By grace, we managed nevertheless to steal a bit of time in the majestic woods that sit near to the home of my host family Paul and Reinhild Frank. Some of these pictures (the more stunning of them) are from daughter Vicky Frank (seen in one of the images above), a fine photographer indeed

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Montreal, October 2011

I spent from October 7 until October 11, 2011 in Montreal.

The primary purpose from my visit was to teach a seminar on spiritual practice, entitled Balance in Spiritual Life, and to confer with colleagues about a project for mediation and reconciliation.

Additionally, I enjoyed many wonderful and exciting experiences

One morning I was taken on a stroll through the historic river front park in Lachine, originally a port for fur trade.


On that same morning we were guests of honor at the services in the Family and Gospel Church of Reverend Daryl Gray.





















As I say, the main reason for my visit was to teach this youth seminar on Balance in Spiritual Life

One morning I had the thrill to visit the bird sanctuary aside the St. Lawrence Rapids. The second picture here below is a bird watcher. The park is full of people with camera set ups like this and more! The third picture is Franco Famularo, dear friend, and my primary host in Montreal. I stay with his family, and much of the many parts of my arrangements and organization are made by Franco.



The rapids are thrilling.








On Monday, (which is Thanksgiving Day in Canada but Columbus Day in the United States) we went to see the Montreal Alouettes (The "Als) play against the Toronto Argonauts (the "Argos") (names anyone?). The home team won 29 - 19, an exciting game, made all the more thrilling as Als quarterback Anthony Calvillo broke the all time pass yardage world record in the history of professional football (including all US quarterbacks)  
The fateful pass came on the last play of the third quarter, and was marked by scoreboard tributes from quarterbacking greats Dan Marino, Moon, and Allen, who was on hand to see his mark of 72,381 yards eclipsed.

Unfortunately, I forgot my camera. These photos are from my phone.


At the end of this Monday, the Famularo's created a special "US Style" Thanksgiving feast for the Canadian young people who'd never had such an experience. The whole kit and kaboodle, cooking all day, everything from scratch, Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and a host of delectable deserts. I am happy to report that Canadians are quick to learn to survive the rigors of such an ordeal :)





There is even more to the weekend, I will publish later, and publish elsewhere

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friends conspired to force on me my first vacation of my life!

Two whole days :)

Macaza, northern Quebec (Lac Chaud)




Friday, August 26, 2011

Irene

Nothing but Irene in the air for we New Yorkers.

Here's where I'm set to watch the rains






Sunday, May 29, 2011

Visit to Las Vegas

I recently had to attend an educational seminar in Las Vegas.  My daughter Marissa joined me there, and we were able to spend a little time together




Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recently published article

Hello,

I just published this article, entitled,
"Nazis and German Catholics and Lutherans," here:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/305896
My apologies to any receiving this announcement more than once.
I am trying to get my address book in order.
Thank you for your understanding.

Best





Frank K

I recently published this article

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Final day in Luxembourg

I fly home tomorrow

Today during Sunday Service, Alex Martija reported on Holy Days celebrated in Korea for 8 days starting February 3, Lunar New Year. After the service, Paul Frank and Alex ended up singing and dancing!

Later Michel and Marcelline de Marie hosted a good bye party for me in their home.

Here are some pictures of the Sunday Service, and the farewell party:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Visit to the orchard with Jacqueline

Today we went to the fruit orchard of Jacqueline, daughter of Paul and Reinhild Frank

Visit with Luxembourg family

Also on Wednesday, we could spend time with the Franzen family in their home for coffee and cake


Center for study at Kehlen, Luxembourg

On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, we traveled to Kehlen to christen and bless a new facility built by a Luxembourg family for education and spiritual retreats.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A trail in Bambish

Near the home of Paul Frank (pictured in this series below with Loo his Australian Shepherd) is a stretch of woods called Bambish.

On the trail we took, there are little exercise stations all along the way for joggers to stop and do sit ups, rings, and so forth:

Prayers for a new family in Luxembourg

On the way from from the my address to the members of the Luxembourg Association of the United Nations, I stopped at the home of Christoph and Cheong Shim Bernar to pray for their family and their household:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Family Seminar - Luxembourg, March 6, 2011

On Sunday, March 6, 2011, blessed families of Luxembourg gathered for a day of fellowship and spiritual study

The topic this time was on applying Divine Principle teaching about growth to daily life

Here are a few images from our time together:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Montreal Youth Seminar

On Friday, 18 February last night, I spoke to a youth group in Montreal on the application of spiritual principles to daily life.

Here are a few images from this enjoyable and engaging night



Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sapporo - Biru L├ęgendaire

Compare this to the infantile, oft misogynistic ads for American beer (tune in tomorrow)