"Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints—they are your public."
~St. John Vianney (1786-1859)

Seen on a Bumper Sticker

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 23, 2016 | No Comments

Those who make us believe absurdities can make us commit atrocities.

The “Imitation of Christ” on Suffering

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 21, 2016 | No Comments

Behold, in the cross is everything, and upon your dying on the cross everything depends. There is no other way to life and to true inward peace than the way of the holy cross and daily mortification. Go where you will, seek what you will, you will not find a higher way, nor a less exalted but safer way, than…

Description of a Baby

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

“His eyes are so beautiful,” said the nurse who passed him into his mother’s arms. The boy was beautiful in every regard, his face smoother than that of most newborns, as if he had come into the world with a sense of peace about the life ahead of him in this turbulent place; and perhaps he had arrived with unusual…

In: Beauty

Swiss Drumline No Way!

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

Character

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 18, 2016 | No Comments

Over the years, we have learned that the most important quality anyone can possess is character. If a person has true character – which always includes a sense of honor and duty, as well as a tough set of personal standards – he will not fail you. Experience matters, but an experienced homebuilder without character is forever a trapdoor under…

In: Truth

Arrogance

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 15, 2016 | No Comments

Conversation between Odd Thomas and 86-year-old Edie Fischer, concerning their attempt to stop a terrorist act: I told her about the dream of the flood, about Malo Suerte Dam and the stolen thousand kilos of C-4. “But you see ma’am, I never know about my dreams. Sometimes they’re literal, other times only symbolic. If I have to live with this…

In: Good-Evil

J.C. Penny on the Importance of Goals

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments

Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.

Refuge of Sinners

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 7, 2016 | No Comments

By Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who had fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought they intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly unto thee O Virgin of virgins our Mother; to thee do we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful….

In: Our Lady

Do Angels Have Wings?

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 6, 2016 | No Comments

By Peter Darcy Despite the common perception of angels as winged beings, there are no guardian angels or even archangels in Scripture that are directly described as having wings. They may well have some spiritual version of wings, but we are not told that they do. As a matter of fact, none of the seven “lower” orders of angels are…

In: Angels

Jesus, Purity of Virgins

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 4, 2016 | No Comments

Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR I am already the spouse of a Lover much more noble and powerful than you. He is a Prince whose bride keeps, as the most glorious of crowns, a spotless virginity. To this Lover, I have vowed my fidelity. (From Acts of the Martyrs, the words of St. Agnes as she refused the offer of marriage…

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