Joy in Parentheses

In the economy of His grace, you may be sharing His gifts with someone you will never know until you get to heaven.
 ~ Thomas Merton, OCSO

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A Radical Preference for Heavenly Treasure: St. Dominic Loricatus

All things are possible for God (Mk 10.27).

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Preaching With His Life: Bl. Pierre Bonhomme (1803-1861)

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the mute will sing (Is 35.5-6).

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A Plethora of Percys: On Fidelity to Christ and Ecclesial Coherence

I like the idea of being a descendant of the Northumberland Percys because they were recusants and a couple of them lost their heads as martyrs.
~ Walker Percy

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Becoming Fuel for Fire: St. Sebald and Eucharistic Transformation

So Sebald turned to the housewife and asked her to bring in a bundle of the long icicles hanging from the eaves. This she did, Sebald threw them on the fire, and they blazed up merrily.
~ Rev. Alban Butler

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What God Can Do with Our Measly Loaves and Fishes: King St. Olaf (d. 1030)

A man’s faith is put to the test on the day God’s will is not his.
~ Sigrid Undset

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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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