Thursday, April 18, 2013

Favorite Findings on the Web

In the past week, I have come across some web gems that are definitely worth viewing. 

You are More Beautiful than You Think:

Darling Mag on "The Power of Our Stories"

And as the summer season approaches, from the archives of the Catholic Young Woman:

Also, for concerning feminism some food for thought from Verily:


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Quotes for a Saturday in April

"Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer."

"The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain."

"Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart."

Padre Pio, pray for us!

Friday, April 12, 2013


“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude    of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.” 

- Audrey Hepburn

Monday, April 8, 2013

Whatever is Noble...


 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.

-Phil. 8:4

Friday, April 5, 2013

Aspirations & Anne

I never tire of reading this passage. :)

The mention of college gave a new direction to Gilbert's thoughts, and they talked for a time of their plans and wishes. . .gravely, earnestly, hopefully, as youth loves to talk, while the future is yet an untrodden path full of wonderful possibilities. 

Gilbert had finally made up his mind that he was going to be a doctor. 

"It's a splendid profession," he said enthusiastically. "A fellow has to fight something all through life. . .didn't somebody once define man as a fighting animal?. . .and I want to fight disease and pain and ignorance. . .which are all members one of another. I want to do my share of honest, real work in the world, Anne. . . add a little to the sum of human knowledge that all the good men have been accumulating since it began. The folks who lived before me have done so much for me that I want to show my gratitude by doing something for the folks who will live after me. It seems to me that is the only way a fellow can get square with his obligations to the race." 

"I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people know more. . .though I know that is the noblest ambition. . .but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me. . .to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born." 

"I think you're fulfilling that ambition every day," said Gilbert admiringly. 

And he was right. Anne was one of the children of light by birthright. After she had passed through a life with a smile or a word thrown across it like a gleam of sunshine the owner of that life saw it, for the time being at least, as hopeful and lovely and of good report. 

--Anne of Avonlea 

Isn't the complementarity of Gilbert and Anne beautiful?  I love their respective dreams and desires - his so noble and hers so pure.