Friday, April 29, 2011

Easter Friday

For men quickly change and presently fail; but Christ remains for ever, and stands by us firmly to the end.
--Saint Therese

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Thursday

In the day of your solemnity, saith the Lord, I will bring you into a land that floweth with milk and honey, alleluia.
--Ex. 13.5 (Offertory for Easter Thursday) 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Tuesday

It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls.
--Katherine Lee Bates

Sunday, April 24, 2011


He is risen! He is truly risen! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

(A blessed and joyful Easter to you and your dear ones!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hail, O cross!

O crux, ave spes unica!
(Hail, O cross, our only hope!)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

--Oscar Wilde

Monday, April 18, 2011

Holy Monday

The heart was made to be broken.
--Oscar Wilde

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday

Holy Week begins...

Saturday, April 16, 2011


There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.
--Saint Augustine

Friday, April 15, 2011

Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.”
--Saint Luke 2:34-35
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Be swift to love

Life is short, and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love; make haste to be kind!
--Henri-Frederic Amiel 
[In loving memory of my friend, Tricia (Patricia) Schneider, who departed this world yesterday. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her; may her soul rest in peace, and may God grant us the grace to happily meet again in Heaven.] 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Mercy is the first root of all the action of God towards us; He displays this not only by having pity on us but by dispelling our misery.
--Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Passion Sunday

Passio Christi, conforta me.
(Passion of Christ, comfort me.)
--motto of the Passionists

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.  
--George MacDonald

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One word

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.

--Corrie Tenboom

Monday, April 4, 2011

Well of affection

The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain, to show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.

--Nan Fairbrother

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The humble man

The humble man is God-surrendered, safe from despair because he knows that he is loved by Love Itself.
--Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, April 1, 2011


Peace is the effect not of justice merely, but of love.
--Saint Thomas Aquinas