"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Leslie Carole Johnson, Tony's mom.

My apologies, I forgot to let you know, Tony's mom Leslie died on January 17. I did not see Tony, nor do I get the newspaper, but a woman at church informed me of her death last Wednesday. I hope to see Tony this Wednesday. I will let him know of all of your prayers and good wishes. I'm sure he is very sad - so keep him in your prayers. Click here for a link to the obituary.
Photo: Tony's mom Leslie. She was founder and publisher of Mississippi Rag, a world famous publication on jazz and ragtime.


  1. michael r.1:08 PM

    I am sorry to hear this. Tell Tony that you have a friend, who also has melanoma, who has been praying to St. Therese of Lisieux for him.

  2. Michael, I will tell him.

    You have a friend here who prays everyday for you too.

  3. I will pray for him.

  4. Prayers continue for Tony.

    Eternal rest grant unto his dear departed mother.

  5. I'm sorry to hear about Leslie; praying for both her and Tony.

  6. How terrible. I will surely pray for both Tony and his mom.

  7. May she rest in peace.


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