You sought counsel amongst your friends,
or those surrounding you who call themselves as much,
the only advisors to whom you now can turn
given the catastrophe of ruin
under which all your life’s endeavors have fallen.
No mistakes were made.
No errors or oversights occurred.
This was not the result of flawed design
or punishment for vile doings.
Though those who came to console you
could offer only to set you under the blame
You might be thinking to yourself right now, “What I need is a very thorough self-examination of my spiritual life and my relationship with God, and I really, really, want one that’s available on Kindle. With a Caravaggio on the cover if you could, please.” In which case I’ve got just what you need. Lord … Continue reading Have I Got a Lent Book for You!Please visit Riparians at the Gate + Jennifer Fitz to read the full post.
Three gentlemen dropped in this afternoon. They wanted to know whether – to quote one of them – I was ready.
I had no idea what they were talking about.
The one dressed in a suit pushed passed me and, without a word, motioned for me to sit.
Shortly before she died, my mom gave me the cross you see on the left here: It is her baptism cross. Her mother, my grandmother, was raised Catholic up in New Jersey. Her father, my grandfather, was raised Baptist and staunchly anti-Catholic down in the deep South. They met during WWII when his ship was … Continue reading My Family’s Billy Graham StoryPlease visit Riparians at the Gate + Jennifer Fitz to read the full post.
(AoftheANews) – OCALA – Priests participate in a wide variety of ministries, such as visiting prisons, hospitals, and schools, but for one priest, he found a second calling in visiting someplace rather unique: the local comedy club. Fr. Joe Kerr, … Continue reading →Please visit Acts of the Apostasy to read the full post.
I’m headed to Santa Clara, California to visit Our Lady of Peace Shrine. It’s the only major Marian Shrine on the West Coast between Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine in Portland, Oregon, (over 700 miles to the north), and the famous Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, (over 2,300 miles to the south). Continue readingPlease visit Marge Fenelon to read the full post.
Last Summer, our daughter made the decision to give public school a try this year. By December she’d decided that next year she wants to come back home. “They aren’t teaching me anything so that I can learn,” she complained. “They just stuff information into my head as fast as they can so that I can pass a test and then we move on to the next thing for me to memorize. I can tell you facts, but no one teaches me the reasons behind themPlease visit Backwards in High Heels to read the full post.
The Little Way
Each small sacrifice,each smaller than the lastfor the weight of so manyalready mounted upon the tree,each greater than the firstfor the distance acrosswhich those who could not seestill believe.
Each small wound,the smallest there has ever been,desired with all loveto be a pearl of great price,and greater still for its smallness,upon the royal crown of victorywhere the finest of the gemswill ever bethe most exactingly cut.