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  • The Glories of a Plain Day Redux

    It’s a plain day in a plain week, Not much happening. I hear the birds, They talk. I must get the laundry done.*   *this is a tribute to the generations of housewives who took loving care of their husbands and children without fanfare and drama. May the art of housewifery be returned to the honorable place it once held…

  • Carry On Redux

    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring “All…

  • The Sacred Heart of Jesus

    ~On Fridays, the Church bids us to reflect on the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The following is a revised post on this topic.  In a series of Church approved apparitions, the Sacred Heart of Jesus was revealed (by Jesus) to the Roman Catholic saint, Margaret Mary Alacoque. St. Margaret Mary was a French Visitation sister who was born in 1647,…

  • Colors and Rainbows

    “We have all read in scientific books, and, indeed, in all romances, the story of the man who has forgotten his name. This man walks about the streets and can see and appreciate everything; only he cannot remember who he is. Well, every man is that man in the story. Every man has forgotten who he is. One may understand…

  • Devotion to Mary on Candlemas 2022

    “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” –Saint Francis de Sales Today, on the feast of Candlemas, I am re-posting a poem in which the English Catholic writer Gilbert Keith Chesterton (b. 1874- d. 1936) professed his love of, and need for, the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The poem…