The Childlike Appeal of Murder Mysteries

There is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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A Bibliochaotic Encounter with 3 Celtic “M” Saints

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There is nothing Celtic about having legends.
It is merely human.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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The Summery Gift of ‘The Snowman’

The whole world seemed to be held in a dream-like stillness. It was a magical day, and it was on that day I made the Snowman.
~ Raymond Briggs

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Pentecost in Action: St. Cristóbal Magallanes (1869-1927)

Christ pours out the Spirit among his members to nourish, heal, and organize them in their mutual functions, to give them life, send them to bear witness, and associate them to his self-offering to the Father and to his intercession for the whole world (CCC 739).

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God’s Digit

But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you (Lk 11.20).

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Shopping for a Terminal Address

It is only Catholicism that would ever allow the like of me
to hope some day to be there.
 ~ Myles Connolly

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A Criminal Companion for Holy Week

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom (Lk 23.42).

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Of Borrowed Time and the Other Cruelest Month

Until that day dawn – and it may not dawn at all while I am in this mortal flesh – I shall go on hoping. Hope deferred is good enough for me.
~ Dom Hubert van Zeller

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Hallowed Ground: A Wintry Visit to a Fresh Grave

For those who have surrendered themselves completely to God, all they are and do has power. Their lives are sermons.
~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Physic of Tears

Crying makes us feel better, even when a problem persists.
~ Judith Orloff, M.D.

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