Month: September 2015

On Trials and Afflictions…

God sends us trials and afflictions to exercise us in patience and teach us sympathy with he sorrows of others. -St. Vincent de Paul

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Has this ever happened to you?  You settle in for a relaxing evening with the family; you finally agree on which movie you will watch on Netflix (an amazing feat with six kids, I know); you’re 10, 15, 20 minutes into the movie; and then […]

On Joy…

Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471)“If you reject exterior comfort, you will be able to contemplate heavenly things, and frequently to feel excessive joy interiorly.” -The Imitation of Christ

Greetings on Labor Day

The creative use of our hands, our imagination, our intellect, is a graced participation in the ongoing creation of God’s world. ~St. Anthony Messenger