Sunday, October 30, 2011

Feast of Christ the King

[Insignia of the Vendeans, France, 1793-1796.]

Friday, October 28, 2011

Real love

Real love...wills the good of the one loved, but it knows that that good is to be found in loving obedience to the will of God.
--Rev. Gerald Vann

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The blessings of heaven

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.

Monday, October 24, 2011

As the angels give

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
--George MacDonald

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A single candle

All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
--Saint Francis of Assisi

Friday, October 14, 2011

A sudden joy

All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming - a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Love is never lost

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
                                                  --Washington Irving 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Remembrance and reflection

Remembrance and reflection how allied! What thin partition divides sense from thought!
--Alexander Pope 

Friday, October 7, 2011

The book of the blind

The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world
has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more
satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow
of this world, and open on the substance of the next.  The power of the rosary is beyond description.
- Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


In order to be a fruitful apostle, begin by being a saint--a soul of love. The only fruitfulness is holiness.
--Rev. Jean C. J. D'Elbee