I recently traveled to Maryland for my appointment at Johns Hopkins Hospital. I should have the results of my tests soon, and will be sure to post a medical update.
My friend Fr. Kevin Cusick hosted me, and we saw some of the local Catholic sites. First, we visit the All Saints Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville, MD. These former Episcopalian nuns converted to Catholicism in 2009, with the Episcopalian acceptance of openly homosexual clergy being the "final straw." All but two of the sisters became Catholic, and they work mostly with the poor and sick. Their chaplain also converted. Here is their beautiful convent:
Reverence for the Real Presence:
The high altar - all Masses are ad orientem:
One of the side altars:
Next we visited Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, run by the great Nashville Dominicans. Here is their beautiful altar:
Next, to downtown Baltimore:
Fr. Cusick and I on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes at his rectory. He has still not taken down his Christmas tree!