Hey could y’all could pray for the repose of the soul of a freshman girl from my college who passed away in a traffic accident this morning. She had brothers and sisters, and of course a mother and father. Jesus be with everyone involved and send comfort and understanding to her family and friends.
The rich exist for the sake of the poor, but the poor exist for the salvation of the rich.
Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others.
But the hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of woman is being achieved in its fullness, the hour in which woman acquires in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved. That is why, at this moment when the human race is under-going so deep a transformation, women impregnated with the spirit of the Gospel can do so much to aid mankind in not falling.
Paul VI, Address to Women
Patience is power.
Patience is not an absence of action;
rather it is “timing”
it waits on the right time to act,
for the right principles
and in the right way.
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape.
Keeping to one woman is a small price for so much as seeing one woman. To complain that I could only be married once was like complaining that I had only been born once.
G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
Not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth, but theirs.
Instead of seeing Christ suffering in His members, and instead of going to help Him, Who said, “Whatsoever you did to the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me,” we preferred our own comfort: we averted our eyes from such a spectacle, because it made us feel uneasy: the thought of so much dirt nauseated us—and we never stopped to think that we, perhaps, might be partly responsible for it.
Thomas Merton, Seven Story Mountain
"I’m looking for an African painter
Who will make me a Black Virgin
A Virgin with a fine “Keowa”
Like our mothers wear.”
Father Albert Abble
I began to think less of the problem of poverty and more of the poor; less of the problem of crime and more of the criminal; less about age and more about service to a Stranger Who lives with all the slum dwellers who have no place to lay their heads.
Fulton J. Sheen, Treasure in Clay
For everyone still in college. Advent and exam season are here. Staying awake and being ready never applies more.