Thomas Merton said he always wanted to write a book about everything. Not a book that would cover everything -but a book in which everything could go. This is a blog where everything can go, things of family, of life, and especially of God.
“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving”.
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Dear friends, Thank you for visiting my blog. It is a sharing of my Roman Catholic Faith through musings of family and life. I welcome your comments.
St. Joseph's Abbey
This icon of "Mother and Child" is set to the stone of the Abbey Church. It is difficult to photograph as an overhang keeps the cast in shadow. Before dusk there was just enough light for me to capture its beauty.
Drawing by Fr. Albert Holtz, O.S.B., a monk of Newark Abbey
The Prophetess Anna - A painting by Rembrandt
"And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spoke of him to all of them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem."
Dr. Alveda King
"Perhaps the most compelling issue of all is the life of the unborn." “Faith in God, and the commitment to fulfill His will for our lives -- not faith in government bureaucracy - is the key to positive action. Have faith in God!”
The Dalai Lama meets John Paul II
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive".
"The call goes forth, and is at once followed by the response of obedience. …. It displays not the slightest interest in the psychological reason for a man’s religious decisions. And why? For the simple reason that the cause behind the immediate following of call by response is Jesus Christ Himself."
Venerable Father Solanus Casey
"God who loves tiny beginnings, will know as He always knows best, how and when to provide developments".
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, artist Nancy Forte
Jesus, I want to tell all little souls of the wonder of your love."
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Gianna Beretta Molla was a simple, but more than ever, significant messenger of divine love. In a letter to her future husband a few days before their marriage, she wrote: "Love is the most beautiful sentiment the Lord has put into the soul of men and women". - JPII
A NEW MEDIA MOVEMENT FOR LIFE
"Reader" Installation Day 2009
“To proclaim Christ to the world and convince others that Jesus is God with us, then you must first be people who listen to His voice, for it is His Word you proclaim, not your own.”
"Acolyte" Installation Day 2010
Waiting To Offer The Gifts
"Ordination Day" 2011
Laying on of Hands
MC Sisters in Washington, DC.
“A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal.”—Proverbs 12:10
Holy Face Monastery Gift Shop
Conor Pass - Ireland
I shot this image while driving over Conor Pass on the way to Dingle.
ROBERT E. "Midge" KENNEDY - HERO
KIA in Germany on February 23, 1945, near Linnich, during the Ruhr River Crossing. Received the Purple Heart. Buried in the Netherlands. A 38th Street boy from Union City, NJ. My dad’s dearest friend.
Robert Lax, the poet who fell off the map.
And in the beginning was love. Love made a sphere: all things grew within it; the sphere then encompassed beginnings and endings, beginning and end. Love had a compass whose whirling dance traced out a sphere of love in the void: in the center thereof rose a fountain.