Peace and Good Author: Jacob Gulino [an imitation of Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Easter Communion"] Tattered grey habits together thread by iron-on patches Each pre-dawn, stomachs taxed by fasting, the slim pages flip Branching croak-throat hymns to the Vine Whose graces drip Myrrh-laced incense … [Read more...] about Poetry to ponder….
Father Donald Calloway returned as my guest on Faith and Good Counsel on May 5, 2014, talking about his newest book, Marian Gems. What a treasure this book is! Purse-sized (or "hand-sized" for gentlemen), Marian Gems is a perfect addition to your prayer and reflection time, offering 365 quotes … [Read more...] about FGC #25 & 26: Father Donald Calloway – Marian Gems, Pt. 1 & 2
“If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories.” Scott Hahn Excellent, simple yet profound advice directed at the root of some of our mental and emotional struggles. … [Read more...] about “Good Counsel” from Scott Hahn
"We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe." Blessed Cardinal John Neumann … [Read more...] about Blessed Cardinal John Neumann
"A woman is capable of more sacrifices than a man. Man is more apt to be a hero, through some great passionate outburst of heroism. But a woman's love makes a thousand small sacrifices, sprinkling them through the days and the months; their very repetition gives them the character of the … [Read more...] about My new favorite quote from Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
"Why is there evil in the world? Listen carefully.... There is a mother who is embroidering. Her son sitting on a low stool sees her work, but upside down. He sees the knots of the embroidery; the tangled threads, and says: " Mother, what are you doing? Your work is not at all clear?" Then the … [Read more...] about The Wisdom of St. Padre Pio, The Problem of Evil and Response to Life’s Sufferings