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Little Duties

“Great holiness consists in carrying out the little duties of each moment.” ~St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás

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RIP Tony Hendra

Tony Hendra died last Thursday of Lou Gherig’s disease. He was 79. You can read a little bit about him HERE. His autobiography, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, is a wonderful book about spiritual transformation. I don’t have a lot of space to store books, but I’ve always kept a spot on …

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Poor Little Guy

This picture, from The Book of Hours circa a.d.1240, depicts the Virgin Mary punching the devil in the face:

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Bring Home

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

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The Airtight Rule

Some advice from Father Robert Barron: This is some advice I got from a priest mentor of mine years back. He said: “Here’s the rule, the airtight rule: criticize somebody precisely in the measure that you are willing to help him or her deal with the problem you’re raising.” The point is that if you …

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Already

“We cannot attain the presence of God because were already in the presence of God.  What’s absent is awareness.”  ~Richard Rohr

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Around You

“Acquire a peaceful spirit, and around you thousands will be saved.”  ~Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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How Short

“How short the joys of earth– and the sorrows, too, thank God!”  ~Father Solanus Casey

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Practical Atheism

Excerpted from Thank God Ahead of Time: The Life and Spirituality of Solanus Casey by Michael H. Crosby O.E.M. Cap., © 2009: Solanus Casey interpreted the conflicts of his time as grounded in theoretical or practical atheism. Theoretical atheism involved one’s denial of God’s existence; practical atheism stood for the lack of faith-in-action in people …

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“What, me worry?”

“To worry about anything is to indicate a want of confidence in God.”  ~Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

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There Can Be But One

“If religion can be defined us a science, and I claim it is unquestionably the greatest science of all times– in fact it is nothing less than the science of our happy relationship with God and our neighbors, then, there can be but one religion, though there may be a thousand different systems of religion.” …

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Flowing From and Leading Back To

“When he was speaking with you, you felt that he was constantly God-centered, on fire with love for God, and constantly God-conscious, seeming always to have his eyes on God. He seemed to see everything as flowing from God and leading back to God.” ~Gerald Walker O.F.M. Cap., speaking of Father Solanus Casey, quoted in …

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Peace to All

Via The Huffington Post.

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Faith

In this excerpt from The Chris Farley Show:  A Biography in Three Acts ©2008, Father Tom Gannon talks about Chris Farley and faith: Chris was caught in a transition in Catholicism between an old-church approach to faith and a newer way of thinking. The old view of spirituality was that life was like climbing a …

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Rejects Nothing

The local Catholic church used to run a column in the paper explaining their faith to a largely Baptist audience.  This is one that always resonated with me. This is a transcript of a yellow, faded article- brittle now with age- that I cut out and saved.  The part I particularly like I highlighted in …

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Solanus Casey

  Solanus Casey is one of my favorite people. He’s on the path to sainthood, which is nice, but what’s cooler is why people remember him:  he was kind.  He was just the doorman, and he died sixty years ago, but that’s what people still remember about him. How cool is that?

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Masters of War

“Many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war.  This is serious.  Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.  It’s the industry of death.”  ~Pope Francis (source) Popes have done this all of my life. They’re against war in general, but have never come out against a specific war.  …

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Dorothy Day

“I really only love God as much as I love the person I love least.”  ~Dorothy Day

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Angel

For Christmas, my Mom got me a little Hindu angel made by Benedictine monks. It was the perfect present for a former Catholic who converted to Hinduism.  🙂

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Mary

(via) I wish I knew the name of the artist and the history behind this image.

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