Stuck on the Way: The Simon-Veronica Loop

For a moment, a vision more wonderful than that of Tabor is granted to the woman whose compassion drove her to discover Christ in a suffering man.
~ Caryll Houselander

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When You Have Less Than a Day at an Abbey

And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again.
~ Van Morrison

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The Becket Moment: Father’s Day for Fathers to Be

The die is cast, Thomas.
~ King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) in Becket

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Of Blinkers, Bakers, and Benevolence: A Lenten Lesson Along I-80

The quick slick confident judgments we are forever making are merely silly.
Who can read the chaos in another’s soul from which his actions proceed?
~ Frank Sheed

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The Witness of Chains: Of Apostolicity and Confinement

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Who has God in his soul has it all.
~ Blessed Oleksa Zarytsky

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Purposeful Silence: Of Pink Floyd, an Abbot, and a Pop Psychiatrist

Rule of St. Benedict

Listen, O my son, to the precepts of thy master,
and incline the ear of thy heart.
~ The Rule of St Benedict

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The Once and Future Franciscan

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Francis and I go way back, but I’m just now getting to know him.

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Of Concupiscence, Wheat Beer, and the Princess Bride

And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.
  ~ St. Paul

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The Last-Kid Barometer: Of Mammon, Moral Formation, and Family Life

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In his use of things man should regard the external goods he legitimately owns not merely as exclusive to himself but common to others also… (CCC 2404).

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WWMD: Of Jeeves, Thomas à Kempis, and the Imitation of Mary

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie December 2001 Dressed as Jeeves and Wooster. Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection (MPWA3842685_2)

It is a science to know how to regard a model; it is an art to be able to reproduce it.
~ Albin de Cigala

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