I am Father Michael, welcome to my little corner of the internet. I don’t know what kind of pre-conceived notions you may have about priests or Christians or Anglicans, but I doubt I fit many of them. Thats not to say I’m cool or anything because I’m not, but I do try to keep things down to earth and grounded in reality.

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George Washington Trower

I've been researching my family for many years now, and I've discovered that many of my relatives have served in the U.S. Military, in every war-time period from the Revolutionary War to today. Today being Memorial Day, though, I looked through my files and only found one person in my tree who died in combat... Continue Reading →

St Elizabeth Ann Seton and John Porter

For many years now, I've been researching my family history and I'm always finding out cool little things. For instance, I knew that 6th Great Grandfather, John Porter came to the United States in the 1770's and settled in Maryland.  I recently received a document from an historian who told me this: Before proceeding with... Continue Reading →

The 12 Days of Christmas

An interesting thing has happened this year that I don't recall ever happening to me before.  The last few days, I've had several people ask me about the 12 Days of Christmas, one person even asking me if that's a "real thing".  The answer is YES, it is a real thing, but maybe not in... Continue Reading →

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