I was downtown last week for Ash Wednesday Mass at the St. Bonaventure Monastery, home of the Capuchin monks. I love the chapel as it is simple yet very beautiful. At the main entrance is the casket of Fr. Solanus Casey which is always surrounded by a crowd of his worshipers and believers praying for favors, or in thanks for such prayers already answered. Fr. Casey was known for his ability to miraculously cure the sick which amounted to tens of thousands in his life time. Documented cures include everything from heart disease, deafness, cancer, broken bones to diabetes and polio. His proclamation “I have but two loves, the sick and the poor” mirrors the way he lived. Catholic or not a visit to the Solanus Casey Center is a Detroit history lesson on the road to his becoming a Saint. I am humbled beyond description each time I am there with the devotion of his life’s work and those who follow him with deserving adoration and amazed at the diversity of the congregation; young, old, well-to-do, very poor, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, healthy and extremely ill. Each comes for different reasons, but, all come to honor a man who gave his life to the betterment of those who needed it the most. I always feel so good afterwards and look forward to the next opportunity to attend a mass there.
And I taped Sunday’s Emmy awards because I wanted to see Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie and the Broadway Stage Play segment from Hamilton . Both awesome. I need a NY show trip!
Sharon and crew have worked their magic again with the Chalkboard Features. There are Fried Oysters served with Asian Slaw; Golden Corvina, Pan Roasted and presented with Asiago Cheese Gnocchi and Swiss Chard; Chicken Pot Pie Full of Natural Chicken, Carrots, Celery, Peas and Carrots in a Rich Wine-Chicken Jus and topped with a Puff Pastry Hat; Oven steamed Pacific Cod accompanied with Tomato Quinoa and Broccolini; Grilled Filet Mignon served with Aged Cheddar & Potato Pie, Crispy Onion Rings and Home Made B-54 sauce and last, but not least, a Vegan Plate starring a Baked Sweet Potato topped with a Stir-Fry of Broccoli, Shiitakes, Bok Choy, Edamame and Peanuts in a Coconut Curry Sauce – who needs meat with a dish like this.!
We Look Forward to Seeing You at the Bistro!!!
And wish you a Million Dollar Day…