Mike Aquilina

Ave Maria, Gratia Plena

Monday March 26th 2007, 7:13 am

Just back to town after five days on the road in Florida. The main reason for the visit was my speaking engagement at Ave Maria University. The place struck me as serene in spite of last week’s hurricane of news coverage. Everyone I met mentioned the events, but in charitable and hopeful terms. I was impressed.

While in the Sunshine State, I visited with Dion DiMucci, who is certainly the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame’s resident expert on the Church Fathers. I bring it up because Dion sang us a song he wrote in honor of St. Jerome. Pray that it ends up on an album. It’s great. Dion’s last disk, Bronx in Blue, which covers a different set of fathers, was nominated for a Grammy this year.