Saint Gregory the Great’s first home in the Church was in Beverly during the Pastorship of Father David Barnes: he was a true Barnabas to our young community and remains a great friend. As God willed it, our time together was mostly in the years before we became a Eucharistic community; within a year of our commencing life as a community of the Ordinariate, Father Barnes left Beverly…but will never leave the hearts and prayers of the members of Saint Gregory who remember those early days. Eventually he was posted to his current position as Catholic Chaplain of Boston University. Father Barnes has kept a blog since 2011 (if you read through 2012 and 2013, you’ll find some posts mentioning our doings). While he doesn’t post as often as he did in his days in Beverly, anything he writes is well worth reading. Today’s post is no exception.