Sunday, February 26, 2012

Love demands it

"We must be willing to choose discomfort when Love demands it.  And of course Love does demand it, first of all because the self-seeking which is so deeply rooted in us is an offense against love."

--Rev. Gerald Vann in The Divine Pity
(The image is entitled "The Mystical Wine Press.")
[This is a re-post from 2010.]

Monday, February 20, 2012


Hope is patience with the lamp lit.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Feast of Saint Valentine

  Amongst all loves, God's is so to be preferred that we must always stand prepared in mind to forsake them all for that alone.
--Saint Francis de Sales  

Saint Valentine, pray for us.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Each Soul Won

Remember that each soul won wins others, and that you will be forever the spiritual father or mother of a multitude of elect who will come to seek you out upon your arrival at the door of paradise, or whom you shall receive when they arrive.
--Father Jean C. J. D'Elbee

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Godly Womanhood

“Godly womanhood ... the very phrase sounds strange in our ears. We never hear it now. We hear about every other type of women: beautiful women, smart women, sophisticated women, career women, talented women, divorced women. But so seldom do we hear of a godly woman - or of a godly man either, for that matter.We believe women come nearer to fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife, than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a far, far better thing in the realms of morals to be old-fashioned, than to be ultra-modern. The world has enough women who know how to be smart. It needs women who are willing to be simple. The world has enough women who know how to be brilliant. It needs some who will be brave. The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men, too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.”
--Peter Marshall

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes, who is the Immaculate Conception, pray for us!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love And Affection

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
--Saint Jerome

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Friends... They cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams. 
--Henry David Thoreau

Monday, February 6, 2012


 No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
--Francois Mauriac

Friday, February 3, 2012


Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
 --Mother Teresa

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Never too late

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

--George Eliot