A priest once addressed a group of young children. "Do all the things God wants you to do every day. You will please Him, and you won't have time to do anything bad!" That idea has always fascinated me. Only recently have I found the full truth of it. If we are obedient, we don't … Continue reading Obedience and Procrastination
It was a long time before I knew my blindness, that special blindness that made me think I was invisible. I didn't know anyone could see me or cared what I did. Especially not Him. When I knew my blindness, I feared it. It was not the blindness of human kind--a blindness that knew itself … Continue reading Blindness
This is a good story and a wonderful example of what it is to change your life due to your convictions.
Traveling for the Institute has not been easy. I always hate leaving home and family. But I have been amply rewarded by my family’s support of this important work, and by the privilege of meeting so many dedicated Catholic educators and beautiful Catholic people. As Our Lord promised:
Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
One of the houses I have been blessed to be welcomed into is Wethersfield Estate and Gardens in Amenia, New York. Built by Chauncey Devereux Stillman, Wethersfield is only two hours north of NYC, but part of another…
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Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest! Mark 11:9-10 ____________ Expectations Lent of opposing expectations Most years, we expect a very round experience. Winter, spring, summer, fall. Every year, the cycle of holidays comes … Continue reading Expectations
Capitignano: we stayed in la Stalla (the stall), which is the building to the left. The chapel within walking distance, dedicated to the local martyrs, San Cresci and companions. I believe this was the view from the swimming pool... You can tell I was happy, because I was looking for cool angles. … Continue reading Florence