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

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…

Courage to be Happy

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 3, 2016 | No Comments

Young Sparkle in her rubber-soled shoes, on the wet deck of the widow’s walk, orphaned now and traumatized, standing motionless in a state of shock, understood instantly that this world was a dark place and hard, that life was best for those who refused to be broken by it, that being happy required the strength and courage to refuse to…

In: Truth

Muhammad Ali on Not Quitting

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 2, 2016 | No Comments

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

Robert Frost on Taking the Road Less Travelled

By Peter Darcy | On May 30, 2016 | No Comments

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Expectations

By Peter Darcy | On May 29, 2016 | No Comments

I did not define life expectancy by the length of life, however, but by the quality of it, by what I expect from it and by how well my expectations are met. What I have learned…is that the more you expect from life, the more your expectations will be fulfilled. By laughing, you do not use up your laughter, but increase your…

In: Beauty

Living a Double Life

By Peter Darcy | On May 25, 2016 | No Comments

When you keep a secret from those closest to you, even with the best of motives, there is a danger that you will create a smaller life within your main life. The first secret will spin off other secrets that also must be kept, complicated webs of evasion that grow into elaborate architectures of repressed truths and subterfuge, until you…

In: Truth

Best Drumline Video Ever

By Peter Darcy | On May 22, 2016 | No Comments

Angry Birds, Twisted Culture

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

By Peter Darcy It takes a lot to offend me nowadays, given the thick-skinned attitude toward movies that we all must, of necessity, develop as media consumers. However, I became an angry bird myself while watching the eponymous movie on its opening weekend. Like any kid movie, Angry Birds contains the expected inane humor suited to an adolescent and pre-adolescent…

In: Culture

Duty

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

Duty doesn’t need to call; it only needs to whisper. And if you heed the call, no matter what happens, you have no need for regret. Stormy Llewellyn, whom I loved and lost, believed that this strife-torn world is boot camp, preparation for the great adventure that comes between our first life and our eternal life. She said that we…

In: Good-Evil

Emptiness of Soul

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

[Vanadium said,] “When you’re as hollow as [villain] Enoch Cain, the emptiness aches. He’s desperate to fill it, but he doesn’t have the patience or the commitment to fill it with anything worthwhile. Love, charity, faith, wisdom – those virtues and others are hard won, with commitment and patience, and we acquire them one spoonful at a time. Cain wants…

In: Truth
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