Wipo of Burgundy: Our Easter Template of Ordinary Discipleship

Our Christian destiny is, in fact, a great one, but we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great.
~ Thomas Merton, OCSO

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Remembering the ‘Christmas Truce’

That the guns may fall silent at least upon the night the angels sang.
~ Pope Benedict XV

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A Thousand Miles for Love

I only wrote for money. The Path to Rome is the only book I ever wrote for love.
~ Hilaire Belloc

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Of Mick Jagger, a Weeping Icon, and Getting What We Need

Every moment we live through is like an ambassador who declares the will of God.
~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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Keeping the Showman Great: Of P.T. Barnum, Vows, and Fatherhood

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The father-son paradigm is ageless….
This is truly the key for interpreting reality.
~ St. John Paul II

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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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Pure Joy: An Open Letter to Chelsea House Orchestra

Where there is sadness, joy.
 ~ Prayer of St. Francis

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Symphony of Humility

Praise him with sounding cymbals;
praise him with loud clashing cymbals (Ps 150.5).

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Of Down Syndrome, Anne of Green Gables, and Van the Man

You can’t stop us on the road to freedom
You can’t stop us ’cause our eyes can see.
Men with insight, men in granite,
Knights in armor bent on chivalry.
~ Van Morrison

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Yawns Be Damned: Of Hitchcock, Heaven, and the Thrill of the Chase

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All the way to heaven is heaven.
~ Catherine of Siena

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