This weekend, readers can meet a local author who has a new book based on the spirituality of St. Therese.
Father Gary Caster, author of The Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese, will be signing books at Lagron Miller Catholic book and goods store, 4517 North Sterling Ave., Peoria, Illinois, from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, January 29.
Father Caster is a priest of the diocese of Peoria, but currently based at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. I'll be reviewing Father's book for the blog soon, and I hope to have a Q&A with him as well.
Our family has a connection with Father Caster that we like to laugh about, every year. Many years ago, Father was my boss when I was a teacher at Peoria Notre Dame High School. When I announced I would not be returning to teaching because I was expecting, Father was gracious and asked for my due date. I told him early November, and he said, "I hope you have the baby on November 30, because that's my birthday." I told him, laughing, "I hope I don't, because that means the baby will be three weeks late!"
I bet you can guess our oldest daughter's birthday. That's right--November 30.
And Father Caster sends a card every year.