obedience…

...My son, he that endeavoreth to withdraw himself from obedience, withdraweth himself from grace; and he who seeketh for himself private benefit (Matt. 16:24), loseth those which are common. He that doth not cheerfully and freely submit himself to his superior, it is a sign that his flesh is not as yet perfectly obedient unto him, but oftentimes kicketh and murmureth against him. Learn thou therefore quickly to submit thyself to thy superior, if thou desire to keep thine own flesh under the … [Read more...]

prayers of a five year old…

..."Dear Jesus, please give me a skateboard... oh yeah, and kill the devil. Amen." … [Read more...]

farewell to Rus…

Pavel Korin... not Roanesky. ;-P … [Read more...]

Body of Christ…

... save me, Blood of Christ inebriate me. … [Read more...]

pacelli…

seen @ Leo's. … [Read more...]

padre pio…

seen @ Ken's. … [Read more...]

now this would make an excellent homily…

...Promiscuity, as well as homosexuality and pornography... is a form of sexual perversion and can lead to demonic possession. [source] … [Read more...]

St. Jane Frances de Chantal…

... Jane Frances Fremiot de Chantal was the foundress of the Order of the Visitation of Mary. She was born in 1572 and came from a noble family, her father gave her in marriage to the Baron von Chantal in 1592. As mother she most zealously instructed the children in the ways of virtue and piety and in the observance of every divine precept. With great generosity she supported the poor and took special joy in seeing how divine Providence often blesses and increases the smallest larder. Therefore … [Read more...]

Lectio from the Office of St. Jane Frances de Chantal…

Eph 4:13Thus says the Lord: Unity of the faith.And I reply: Lord, we are locked in the scandal of Christian disunity. Help us to build on our common faith and worth to ease away the differnces. We have one Shepherd, may there soon be one flock. … [Read more...]

Darth Barack…

... leader of the dark side. Hat tip to the Anchoress. … [Read more...]

El Greco high altar…

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the Archdeacon…

Ilya Repin … [Read more...]