Monday, February 28, 2011

All we are asked

All we are asked to bear we can bear. That is a law of the spiritual life. The only hindrance to the working of this law, as of all benign laws, is fear.
--Elizabeth Goudge

Sunday, February 27, 2011


To have courage for whatever comes in life-everything lies in that.
--Saint Teresa of Avila

Friday, February 25, 2011

Begin again

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. 
--Flavia Weedn

Thursday, February 24, 2011

When snow falls

When snow falls, nature listens.
--Antoinette van Kleef

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A good heart

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
--Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our prayers

“Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."


Monday, February 21, 2011


What seem to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
--Oscar Wilde

Sunday, February 20, 2011


To gain that which is worth having it may be necessary to lose everything else.
--Bernadette Devlin

Saturday, February 19, 2011

'Tis sweet

'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.  --Lord Byron

Friday, February 18, 2011


In charity, there is no excess.
--Sir Francis Bacon

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A faithful friend

A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.
--Louisa May Alcott 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Brave hearts

Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fond and faithful

No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife.
--James Beattie

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hopefully romantic

The arms of love

The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together. 
--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Saint Valentine, pray for us,

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light,
the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to
man.  All men come into this world alone
and leave it alone.
Thomas De Quincey

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Great love

Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which
lends value to our actions.
--Saint Faustina Kowalska

Friday, February 11, 2011

Apparation of Our Lady at Lourdes

"I promise you happiness not in this world, but in the other."
--words of Our Lady at Lourdes to Saint Bernadette in 1858

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Any woodthrush shows it - he sings, not to fill the world, but because he is filled.
--Jane Hirshfield in The Stone of Heaven

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.
--Frances Rodman 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

O wind

O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
--Percy Bysshe Shelley

Monday, February 7, 2011


 The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.  
--Felix Adler

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Faith and works

Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may
hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with
them to heaven.
--Francis Beaumont

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feast of Saint Agatha

"Shed no tear,
O, shed no tear.
The flower will bloom another year."
--John Keats

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Friday, February 4, 2011


Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits.
--Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How to love

If you really want to love Jesus, learn to suffer, because suffering teaches you how to love.
--Saint Gemma

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feast of the Purification of Our Lady (Candlemas)

"I have been amazed that some are utterly in doubt as to whether or not the holy Virgin is able to be called the Mother of God. For if our Lord Jesus Christ is God, how should the holy Virgin who bore him not be the Mother of God?"
--Saint Cyril of Alexandria in Letter to the Monks of Egypt 1, A.D. 427.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Fill the walls of your homes with beautiful art, fill the ears of your family with beautiful music, fill the souls of your children with beautiful stories, and there will be no room left for the insipid, the warped, the ugly, and the faithless.
--Father Anthony J. Brankin