Friday, March 30, 2012

Our Lady of Sorrows

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.

--Victor Hugo

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Real Blessings

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

--Joseph Addison

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

For Love Of Him

Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him. 
-- St. Dominic Savio

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Passion Sunday

Passio Christi, conforta me.
[Passion of Christ, comfort me.]

And so begins the journey of Our Blessed Lord along the royal road of the Cross . . .

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sounds of Spring

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, 
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; 
When the air does laugh with our merry wit, 
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
--William Blake

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Never Cease Loving

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him, for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low, could still be saved; the bitterest enemy and also he who was your friend could again be your friend; love that has grown cold can kindle.
--Soren Kierkegaard 

(Happy 25th birthday, Kollin.)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Strength of Love

There is a comfort in the strength of love: 'Twill make a thing endurable, which else would overset the brain, or break the heart.
                                                               --William Wordsworth

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Man's Character

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
--Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Enough happiness

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  
--Fyodor Dostoevsky

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Faith And Hope

Faith has to do with things that are not seen, and hope with things that are not at hand.
--Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Eternal Crown

When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in Heaven, and woe to the parents who raise a child without consciousness of that eternal crown!
                              --Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen