HAVE OFTEN WRITTEN about the phenomenon I call “learn a new word, see it within 24 hours.” It happens to me and my friends almost daily. For instance, the other day, I used the word “saccharine” for the first time ever, and (sure enough!) I saw it printed somewhere else within a matter of hours. Here is another example: at 1:30pm this afternoon, I spoke on the phone to a gentleman I’d never met. During the conversation, I was told about the “Church of St. Louis of France” where Fr. Paul F. Morrissey, S.M., is Pastor. Before three (3) hours had elapsed, I happened to stumble upon an article in Sacred Music published in 1996:
What are the odds of that, folks???