Wednesday, January 19, 2011


If there were no tribulation, there would be no rest;
if there were no winter, there would be no summer.
--St. John Chrysostom


  1. well, it is my consolation this morning that I may have broken my clavicle falling on the ice. ER after breakfast.

    God bless you all!

  2. Oh no, Robert. I hope you will be fine shortly. A broken bone? I pray for your healing.

    "if there were no winter, there would be no summer" ~~~~ these words are true. I wish we did not have to suffer so much in this life. We are always waiting for the summer of our lives to come (and to stay!).

  3. Hannah, thank you. supposedly it'll be about 12 weeks. small chance of surgery due to out of place bone fragments, pain managed well w/med. this is good though, I can offer it for a friend dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. God bless!

  4. I am so very sorry to hear of your accident, Robert. Still, as you know well know, Almighty God has a plan for everything in our lives, and this ordeal will surely be turned to good use. I pray that your recovery will be swift and complete, and that those for whom you are offering your sufferings will obtain many graces through it. May Almighty God bless you, and may Our Lady be at your side. Dear Hannah, your kind words are surely a consolation to our suffering friend. May Almighty God bless you, too.

  5. Thank you so much, both of you. God is good!

  6. You're most welcome, Robert. I hope that you're feeling better tonight. May God bless you.