monday monk gazing…

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the reality …

... $115 bucks for a pair of boxy white clogs and $65 for some shapeless scrubs. sigh. … [Read more...]

just another malta monday…

... sigh. … [Read more...]

arcade fire…

but now that I'm older, my heart's colder... If children don't grow up, our bodies get bigger but our hearts get torn up. We're just a million little gods causing rain storms; turning every good thing to rust.I guess we'll just have to adjust. … [Read more...]

“Behold, an Israelite indeed in whom there is no guile!” …

... St. Bartholomew, a doctor in the Jewish law, was a dear friend of St. Philip the Apostle. Because Bartholomew was a man "in whom there was no guile," his mind was open to the truth. He went willingly with Philip to see Christ, and recognized the Savior immediately as the Son of God. After having received the gifts of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost, Bartholomew evangelized Asia Minor, northwestern India, and Greater Armenia. In the latter country, while preaching to idolaters, he was … [Read more...]

why can’t life be like a movie…

... with a great soundtrack, flattering lighting, happy endings and conflicts resolved in less than two hours? scene from Amelie....crap, I'm sentimental. … [Read more...]

and some monk gazing thrown in for measure…

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our holy Virgin possess a dignity that far transcends all other creatures…

...Without doubt, then, does our holy Virgin possess a dignity that far transcends all other creatures. In the eyes of her Son she takes precedence over everyone else. In order to help us understand the preeminence that the Mother of God enjoys over all creation, it would help to remember that from the first moment of her conception the holy Virgin was filled with such a plenitude of grace as to surpass the graces enhancing all the saints. Recall what our predecessor Pius IX, of blessed memory, … [Read more...]

diego rodriguez de silvay velzquez…

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