Friday, August 31, 2012


Beauty awakens the soul to act.
--Dante Alighieri

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
--Martha Washington

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Signum magnum apparuit in caelo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus ejus, et in capite ejus corona stellarum duodecim.
(A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.)
--from the Introit of the Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Happy feast day, dear friends!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Only a kind person is able to judge another justly and to make allowances for his weaknesses. A kind eye, while recognizing defects, sees beyond them.


--Rev. Lawrence Lovasik

Friday, August 3, 2012


Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world. 

--Rev. Lawrence Lovasik