OWAB: Letter Writing

Dear Reader, When was the last time you wrote a letter, by hand, to someone you love? A friend of mine has started almost-dating a man she goes to church with. As both of them are very busy, he finishing up his master’s degree and she working several part-time jobs, finding time to be together…

Saying Thanks

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2014 was to say an extra-special “Thank You” to someone each day. Gratitude is an amazing thing! It works off of the whole “It is better to give than to receive” principle. When you thank someone for something, it gives so much happiness to the other person that the goodness…

“We’re Painting the Roses Red”

Today I celebrated the birthday of a non-Catholic “patron saint,” Lewis Carroll Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, with the students at the school I work at. A dear man, and an inspirational educator/writer/dreamer, I couldn’t help but include a memorial to Lewis Carroll here since he is an inspiration to me. To celebrate his birthday, I brought The Other Alice:…

Eye Candy: Catholic Church Construction & Restorations

For your Sunday afternoon contemplation–there are architects who still design Catholic Churches with beauty and sacred styles! This is my favorite architect’s page to visit, drinking it all in and rejoicing that our Catholic tradition is still very much alive! See the portfolio for yourself on the website: Portfolio « Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC | Religious…

Before Holy Mass

So I’m reading this FANTASTIC book, A Sense of the Sacred, by James Monti. It’s all about Catholic worship in the “Middle Ages.” * How enlightening and awe-inspiring it is! I wish we still did Catholic worship in all those ways I’ve been reading about. Sure, I like indoor plumbing, and people living to 80 and no Bubonic…