Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Words to ponder...

Dame Gertrude More, Spiritual Exercises
O lett me sitt alone, silent to all the world and it to me, that I may learn the song of Love.

Dame Gertrude More was the great-great-granddaughter of St. Thomas More.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Thought for the Day

Feeling is the tentacle we stretch out to the world of things
---Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism, ch. 3

Friday, May 01, 2009

Words to Ponder

I heard this today on EWTN:
Jump and the Lord will catch you.

This was Dr. Douglas Grandon talking about his journey from Anglicanism to Catholicism. You can listen to the interview on "The Journey Home" . I don't think this means we act irresponsibly, but rather that if we are seeking to follow the Lord, don't let our fear stop us.

Monday, April 27, 2009

I ran across this at The Anchoress. It's long, but worth reading:

I love this simple definition of grace from Dom Augustin Guillerand, O. Cart, a French Carthusian.

This is the secret of peace, after committing a fault. What is past is past. And if we accept the consequences, while bracing our will, we can be sure that God will know how to draw glory even from our faults. Not to be downcast after committing a fault is one of the marks of true sanctity, for the saint knows how to find God in everything, in spite of human appearances. Once your will is sincerely “good,” then don’t worry…
In all that we do, and at every moment, God has ordained an exact balance between what we have to do and the necessary strength to do it; and this we call grace. Our part is to bring ourselves into line with grace.
God uses all the horrors of this world for an infinitely perfect end, and always with an infinite calm. It is part of his plan that we should feel the blows and experience the wounds of life: but more than anything else he wants us to dominate them by virtues of faith, hope and charity, and so live on his level. It is these latter which will raise us up to him, and then we shall share in his calm, and in the highest part of our being.

If anyone in my family reads this, a copy of Dom Guillerand's book (link above) would be wonderful Father's Day or birthday present!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Miracles are nothing other than God's ordinary truth seen with surprised eyes.
---Gerald G. May, M.D. Addiction and Grace

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some sobering thoughts for us procrastinators...

I just found this quote at a website called The Seanachai:

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” — Goethe

So stop worrying about all those reasons it won't work or you can't do it---get started!!!

Check out The Seanachai while you are at it. His most recent podcast is a short reflection on the benefits of writing longhand.