True Gratitude is Enough

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart

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Ecumenism, Sanctity, and the White Rose

Just being a Christian is perhaps the most difficult thing, for we never are, and only can be in death a little bit, at most.
~ Willi Graf

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When History Shrugs: Pope St. Urban I

Nothing of note occurred during Urban’s pontificate.
~ Hans Kühner

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Blessed Babbler: Notker of Saint Gall

The magic is out of your hands.
~ Randy Bachman

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Love the Ones You’re With First

It is not enough to say to my God I love you, but my God, I love you here.
~ Mother Teresa

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Of Cell Phones, Sanctity, and Cervical Spines: A Marian Range of Motion

A bow signifies reverence and honor (GIRM §275).

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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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